Expo to expose students to nation’s top companies

Florida A&M University will hold its first Career Expo of this school year Wednesday at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center.

It will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will have representatives from almost 20 career fields in attendance.

The expo, which is free, will give students the opportunity to meet, interview and network with representatives from diverse career fields including, but not limited to, accounting, banking, communications, engineering, health care, management, nursing, pharmacy, sales and technology.

For some students, having the opportunity to meet and greet representatives who may be able to have a direct impact on their career after graduation is exciting and inspiring.

“Knowing that I can drive less than a mile down the road from FAMU to meet people who are looking to hire, looking for interns and just interested in seeing what type of career-driven and career-oriented students FAMU is able to produce is great and definitely worth looking forward to,” said Rashard Willis, 24, a graduate public administration student from Jacksonville.

While the career expo requires that students attend in business attire, students who do not have cars and are not interested in walking to the Civic Center in their best will not have to worry. According to career expo representatives, there will be free shuttles available for students to and from the expo.

“The shuttle for the Career Expo will follow the same route that the Venom Express makes, will begin picking up students at 8 a.m. and will be available to all students interested in going to the career expo,” said Delores Dean, Director of the Career Center.

Not only are students required to wear business attire, but students are also asked to bring their resumes.

For students who need help updating their resume, the career center located in the C.C. Cunningham Building offers a free service to help students critique their resumes.

According to a student representative of the Career Center, using the center’s free services to help polish your resume is very important.

“People looking to hire may not always have the time to sit and talk with you for an extended period of time. This is why a polished resume is so important,” said Cha’Layna Holmes, 22, an elementary education student from Miami. “Your resume is a representation of who you are and what you can offer a company or organization even after you walk away from a brief interview.”

For more information about the career expo, students can contact the FAMU Career Center at (850) 599-3700 or visit www.careercenter.famu.edu.

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