Coming soon…Spotlight on Career Fair 2010
February 11, 2010 By Cindy Long
to participate in the Spotlight Career Fair 2010, where students
can mingle with representatives from numerous businesses and
From a young person’s first day on campus until the day they retire, Centre College’s career services office never stops helping students and alumni achieve their career goals.
Centre is among more than 20 private colleges and universities sponsoring Spotlight Career Fair 2010, an annual event hosted by the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities (AIKCU). A number of employers will be on hand to recruit students and recent alumni for post-graduation jobs and summer internships nationwide. Various Kentucky graduate schools will also be represented.
Information sessions will be held for Centre juniors and seniors. Interested students should contact career services at 238-5283 for dates, times and locations. The fair will be held Thursday, Mar. 4 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn North in Lexington.
And this is only one of many career-building resources Centre makes available. Every student is assigned a career counselor for personalized attention throughout his or her time at Centre. Career services counselors can help with choosing a major, gathering career information, creating a resume, and applying for internships, graduate school, and jobs. Following is a sampling of the many resources available to current students and alumni:
eRecruiting—a searchable, on-line database of jobs (full-time, part-time and summer) and internships, where job-seekers can apply to employers recruiting on campus and schedule interviews with those employers.
• Internships—information on academic credit and non-credit internships, plus downloadable internship contracts and interest forms. (All students are guaranteed an internship under the terms of The Centre Commitment.)
• Centre Internship Plus—Centre provides matching grants for selected internships during the three-week CentreTerm or the summer. These internships can either be academic-credit or non-credit internships.
• Externships—a brief (two or three day) shadowing experience designed to provide students with direct career information and experience.
Job Search Services—career services is available to help hone resume-writing skills and conduct mock interviews. They also arrange on-campus interviews with prospective employers, provide lists of available jobs, and refer resumes.
Graduate School Services—throughout the year, career services conducts graduate school programs and special events. They can critique personal statements and provide print and online resources to guide applicants through graduate school selection and the admission process.
ESP (Extraordinary Success Program)—Centre's competitive funding program provides accepted students with money to apply to graduate schools.