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Juniata Career Fair Attracts over 400 Students, 90 companies

(Posted February 11, 2013)

Juniata students chat with a recruiter at last year's Career Fair.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Although most of the employers will be local and regional companies, and job seekers will be looking locally for job opportunities from companies at Juniata College's Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, in the Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center intramural gym, the focus of events preceding the fair will have an international flavor.

The fair features more than 90 employers from Pennsylvania and across the country, including such Fortune 500 companies as Deloitte, General Electric, Merck & Co., Hershey Foods Inc., New York Life and PPG Industries. Some 400 resume-carrying students are expected to visit the career event.

Students who visit the fair are encouraged to dress in business attire.

"We have more than 40 percent of our students studying abroad during their time here and that impacts their aspirations to be part of the global economy and job market," says Darwin Kysor, director of career services at Juniata. "We also have a lot of international students with the same intent on securing jobs in the global marketplace, so we thought a focus on international issues would be a good fit."

The program on the day of the Career Fair begins with employer check-in at 10:30 a.m. There will be refreshments served, along with a light lunch, during the hours of the fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Representatives can leave at 3 p.m.

"We have more than 40 percent of our students studying abroad during their time here and that impacts their aspirations to be part of the global economy and job market"
Darwin Kysor, director of career services

In addition there will be a volunteer student photographer working in the intramural gym throughout the event. Students can have their portrait taken for posting on LinkedIn and other professional networking websites.

--Career Day is the culmination of a weeklong series of career-oriented activities, starting on Monday, Feb. 18. "Flash Your Resume," at 7 p.m. in Sill Boardroom in the von Liebig Center for Science, provides students an opportunity to have their resumes evaluated by Juniata faculty and administrators.

--A session focused on international careers and fellowships, organized and led by Anwar Moledina, a Juniata senior who participated in an internship in Sri Lanka, will be at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig center.
--There will be a Fulbright Information Session, at 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 in Founders Hall 401. The session will be led by Dustin Gee, a 2010 Juniata graduate and interim associate director of study abroad and national fellowships at Pace University in New York City. Gee was the first student to receive a Fulbright fellowship to Montenegro.

--Four Juniata alumni with experience working overseas will be part of the International Employment Panel on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in Sill Boardroom in the von Liebig Center for Science. The panelists are Dana Renee Nelson, a 2007 Juniata graduate and a Peace Corps volunteer from 2010 to 2012; Dr. Nicholas Bower, a 2000 Juniata graduate and a physician and founder of Physicians for Humanity in Ecuador; JoAnn Bowman, a 1975 Juniata graduate and Alumni Council president; and Dustin Gee, interim associate director of study abroad and national fellowships at Pace University in New York City.

--For the second year in a row, the college will host a Wine Etiquette Workshop at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 just preceding a wine and cheese networking reception at 4 p.m. Jim Tuten, associate professor of history and creator of Juniata's History of Food course, will teach the workshop.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.