Career Center to host biannual expo Sept. 25

Florida A&M’s Career Center will host the Career Expo at the Al Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center on Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Students of every discipline are invited to attend the expo, which will feature booths from companies such as Macy’s, Seaworld, Disney, Allstate Insurance, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble and more than 80 other companies.

“There’s somebody for everybody,” said Delores Dean, director of the FAMU Career Center.

As many as 1,000 to 1,300 students attend every year, she said, and she expects the numbers to increase because of the change of venue. Previous expos were held at the Civic Center.

“We decided to have it on campus because of budget cuts and for the convenience of the students,” she said. “It’s an opportunity for students to network with potential employers, and it’s an opportunity for students to have a job whenever they graduate or get an internship.”

Dean added that the career expos are “intimate networking tools” for students to use.

Kadmiel Beauvais, a third-year bio-med engineering student from Ocala, Fla., plans on attending this semester’s career fair, as he has multiple times in the past.

He attends each expo because he “figures they’ll remember me eventually.”

“I believe it’s one of the best opportunities to get jobs and internships,” he said.

According to the Career Center’s website, students should come in business casual attire and bring several copies of an updated resume to hand out to potential employers.

Students are also encouraged to research employers they are interested in.

“And bring that award-winning smile,” Dean suggested.