NEPA Employment hosts job fair April 1

Amanda Fulk, Correspondent

Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?

 Northeast Pennsylvania

Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?

Northeast Pennsylvania Employment Consortium will be hosting its annual employment fair from 11-2 p.m., April 1, in the Henry Student Center Ballroom.

This year the NPEC will host 47 companies seeking students from local colleges and universities interested in internships and possible employment specifically in business, education, health care and human services.

Wilkes University has been chosen to hold one of the two employment fairs that are sponsored by five other NEPA Career Services programs through the NPEC. The second fair will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Wednesday, April 9, at Marywood University.

The employment fair offers an opportunity for students to meet with several companies for possible recruitment and to seek potential employment.

“Going to a job fair gives you an extra edge over individuals who do not attend but still apply online,” Carol Bosack, Career Services director, said.

While submitting resumes online has become a requirement in the job-hunting process, it must be noted that human interaction serves just as important.

“The job fair serves as a pre-screening for the employers,” Bosack said.

Without a face and personality to add to the resume, an individual may miss an opportunity for future employment.

All Wilkes students are encouraged to attend, with no fee for students and alumni. Students are required to dress in a professional manner.

“Put your best, polished foot forward,” Bosack said.

A professional resume must be submitted at time of registration as well as plenty of resumes to provide potential employers.

For students interested in attending the employment fair but not fully prepared, Career Services encourages students to take advantage of the services that the staff has to offer. For resume assistance, contact Career Services through its email at [email protected] or call at (570)408-4060.

For additional information on the upcoming employment fair, contact Bosack at [email protected] Career Services is located in Conyngham Hall on the second floor.

Employment Consortium will be hosting its annual employment fair from 11-2 p.m., April 1, in the Henry Student Center Ballroom.

This year the NPEC will host 47 companies seeking students from local colleges and universities interested in internships and possible employment specifically in business, education, health care and human services.

Wilkes University has been chosen to hold one of the two employment fairs that are sponsored by five other NEPA Career Services programs through the NPEC. The second fair will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m Wednesday, April 9, at Marywood University.

The employment fair offers an opportunity for students to meet with several companies for possible recruitment and to seek potential employment.

“Going to a job fair gives you an extra edge over individuals who do not attend but still apply online,” Carol Bosack, Career Services director, said.

While submitting resumes online has become a requirement in the job-hunting process, it must be noted that human interaction serves just as important.

“The job fair serves as a pre-screening for the employers,” Bosack said.

Without a face and personality to add to the resume, an individual may miss an opportunity for future employment.

All Wilkes students are encouraged to attend, with no fee for students and alumni. Students are required to dress in a professional manner.

“Put your best, polished foot forward,” Bosack said.

A professional resume must be submitted at time of registration as well as plenty of resumes to provide potential employers.

For students interested in attending the employment fair but not fully prepared, Career Services encourages students to take advantage of the services that the staff has to offer. For resume assistance, contact Career Services through its email at [email protected] or call at (570)408-4060.

For additional information on the upcoming employment fair, contact Bosack at [email protected] Career Services is located in Conyngham Hall on the second floor.