Students, employers meet face-to-face at career fair

Published 11:00 pm Thursday, October 4, 2012

Troy students visit participating companies’ tables at the career fair Thursday to try to make a good first impression needed to land a job.

A record 45 employers were on hand at Troy University’s Office of Career Services’ career fair Thursday morning.

From 9 a.m. to noon, the fair was free and open to all students, alumni and employers at the Trojan Center ballrooms on campus. Students of all ages packed the area, eager to get their foot in the door at some of the area’s top employers.

“This is a great opportunity for Troy University students, both past and present, to meet a variety of businesses from across the state and beyond,” said Lauren Cole, coordinator of career services.

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Cole said she had encouraged students to bring their resumes, explore career options and begin making relationships with future employers.

Those who attended the career fair had the opportunity to discuss positions within a variety of fields, including business, information systems, computer science, accounting, finance, management, insurance, customer service, biology and liberal arts.