Saint Mary's hosts Showcase of Careers today
By KATIE RAND
Saint Mary's will host the annual Showcase of Careers today from in the LeMans Hall lobby. The event is sponsored by the Board of Governance and the Counseling & Career Development Center.
"The purpose of Showcase is to educate students about the different types of careers that are out there after graduation," David Wilkeson, from the Counseling and Career Development Center said. Most majors are targeted, including Biology, Chemistry, Business, Communication, Education, Nursing, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
Students can also find out about various internships, summer employment, educational programs of study and volunteer positions. By attending, students will have the opportunity to gain beneficial knowledge of the job market through speaking informally with employer representatives. They will also have the chance to meet successful Saint Mary's alumnae, explore different career path and network.
Saint Mary's student Brandy Jans attended the event last fall as a freshman.
"I think it's important to go, especially if you have no idea what you want to do after graduation," Brandy said. "It can be beneficial because you get a chance to learn about different careers. And if you really open up and talk to the company representatives, you can find out about different opportunities that are out there and it can help you decide what you want to do."
Thirty companies and organizations, including those with Saint Mary's alumnae, will be attending the program from 3 to 5 p.m. to accept resumes, distribute applications and information, and meet students.
"Showcase was helpful because it was an informal setting and laid back, so it made it easier for me to talk to the companies," said Saint Mary's junior Katie Zigler, who attended Showcase last fall. "It gave me practice for future interviews, and was nice because a variety of different companies were there."
Some of the organizations attending are American Express Financial Advisors, ChildrenFirst, Inc., Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Holy Cross Associates, Indiana Legal Services, Memorial Hospital of South Bend, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, United States Air Force, and WBYT & WRBR FM.
More information and a complete listing of participating businesses is available at www.saintmarys.edu/~ccdc.
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All News Stories for Thursday, November 8, 2001