Marcea Palmer | Staff Photographer
LBCC 2011 Career Fair, photo by Bryana Bittner
Community members and Linn-Benton students have the opportunity to participate in an annual tradition on Wed. April 11, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Activities Center Gym on the Albany Campus. For 34 years, LBCC has sponsored the career fair in which local employers send human resources and recruiting officers to talk with students who have an interest in learning more about careers, job opportunities, internships, and more.
Carla Raymond, Career and Employment Specialist at LBCC, the event organizer, says, “it is a good time for students who are undecided, or in the process of declaring a major to find out more about what kinds of careers and jobs have potential growth in the coming years, and also to find out first hand from employers what they are looking for in an employee.”
Carla recommends the Career Fair to anyone, especially those who are looking to further their job experience working in the field they may get a degree in, while going to school. “Sometimes, a student goes to school and graduates without working in their field, and then gets into the workforce only to find out that they don’t like what they chose to do for a career” Carla points out.
Not only will students benefit from the 57 different businesses, government agencies and industries with representatives on hand to answer questions, but they can also bring their resume and better understand what the interview process may be like for future job hunting. Program coordinators from LBCC will also be on hand to answer questions about the college’s own educational degree programs.
Even if students are already decided on a major, they may find that meeting with a company in the field of their chosen career may be a good way to initiate a contact for that time when they are looking for employment.
There are links to learn more about Job seeking skills, what questions to ask a potential employer, as well as other important career related information on the Linn Benton website: www.linnbenton.edu/go/career-fair (Job Seeker links are on the left).
If you need more detailed one-on- one information, feel free to stop by or contact Carla Raymond in Takena Hall at First Stop or 541-917-4788 or firstname.lastname@example.org