Career Development Center at The U hosts October Career Fair

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The Career Development Center at The University of South Dakota is sponsoring the second annual Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the DakotaDome.

From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., more than 90 local employers and organizations, including 20 graduate programs from USD and other institutions, will be at the DakotaDome to answer questions about employment, part-time and full-time job opportunities, and internships. In addition, The U's Center for Academic Engagement will be in attendance to provide information on service-learning, study abroad opportunities and undergraduate research.

"The fair is more than a job fair. It's a chance for students to ask questions and explore employment possibilities whether it’s an internship, a part-time job or even a full-time job," said Clarence Pederson, assistant director of the Career Development Center. "Students will also have the opportunity to see the many ways they can apply their majors as well as tailor their résumé toward specific employers."

The Career Development Center, which is located at Burr House on campus, is available year round for students to assist them with career and academic planning, employment strategies and graduate school applications. The CDC also assists students with internships, part-time jobs and providing detailed information on all types of campus organizations. A list of companies and organizations expected to attend the Career Fair is available online at www.usd.edu/cdc/fair.cfm. For more information, please call (605) 677-5307.