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September 8, 2018 at 11:17 am

Career Corner | Career and Internship Fair Pre-Conference, Sept. 22

Career and Internship Fair Pre-Conference Schedule Saturday, September 22nd | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Living Learning Center; Career and Internship Fair, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 10 am to 3 pm in Baker Ballroom

By Kacey Schaum
Assistant Director for the Career and Leadership Development Center for the College of Arts & Sciences

Are you interested in attending the Career and Internship Fair and getting a great job? Are you planning on attending the Career and Internship Fair but aren’t sure where to start? Do you know of a great employer that you’d like to talk to but don’t know how?

The Career and Leadership Development Center is excited to present the Career and Internship Fair Pre-Conference on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Living Learning Center. This one-day conference experience for Ohio University students will feature brand new workshops on topics ranging from researching employers to following up after the Career Fair. Come join us for a day of FREE professional development before the Fall 2018 Career and Internship Fair!

All sessions are included at no cost for registered students. Lunch and a FREE headshot are also included with registration. Only the first 75 students registered will be admitted to the event. Should you register once our cap is reached, you will be put on a waiting list.

For more information, please contact please contact Kendra Lutes at

Career and Internship Fair Pre-Conference Schedule

Saturday, September 22nd | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Living Learning Center

Check-In & Professional Headshots

Join us in the Living Learning Center for FREE professional headshots while you check-in for the Pre-Conference! Pick up your schedule, meet other Bobcats, and have your LinkedIn photo taken by our professional photographers.

10 a.m. | LLC 104/102

The Handshake Before the Handshake

Should you know details about the employers before chatting at the fair? We say yes. Learn more about tools to research employers, connecting virtually with professionals, and navigating the CLDC’s new career platform, Handshake.

10:30 a.m. | LLC 104/102

All That & A Bag of Mints

Resume? Check. Firm handshake? Check. Think that’s all you need to be successful at the Career and Internship Fair? We’re here to tell you that you need “more” and what that actually means! Discover what to bring to your day at the career fair including (yes, it’s true) some mints.

11 a.m. | LLC 104/102

Prepare Your Wear for the Fair

The only thing better than the perfect conversation with your dream employer is when that conversation happens in a great outfit. Walk the professional dress runway with us as we discuss what professional dress means and how to make it work with what’s in your (and our!) closet.

11:30 a.m. | LLC 104/102


The session will focus on Natural Hair as it pertains to professionalism in the work-place. Through this session, we look to empower and inform women of color on styles and tips for rocking natural hair for an interview! This 30-minute session will highlight hair styles and products to use to obtain the look.

noon | LLC 104/102

Winner, Winner Interview Dinner

It’s lunch time for the interviewees and the boss wants to treat you and continue the conversations from your interview—cue panic! Dine and discover with us while we walk through the art of acing the interview meal. Plus, we’ll provide the pizza.

12:30 p.m. | LLC 104/102

The FOAM is Real. (Fear of Awkward Moments)

You’ve heard of FOMO, but have you heard of FOAM? It’s the Fear of Awkward Moments. Come chat with us about how to take your elevator pitch and turn it into an elevator conversation to avoid the oh-so-dreadful awkward moments.

1 p.m. | LLC 104/102

Slide into their DMs (The Professional Way)

You’ve had an engaging meeting with an employer? Great! Now what? Learn tools for connecting with employers after the fair and how to take the important connections you’ve made and turn them into lasting relationships.

1:30 p.m. | LLC 104/102

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