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Upcoming career fair provides opportunities for students

Updated: Jun 11, 2020

By Zion Fitzpatrick

For The Southwestern

The SWOSU Parks and Recreation Career and Resource Fair is making a return to campus.

Heather Hummel, coordinator of Career Services, is hosting the fair for the third consecutive year and is ecstatic about helping students prepare for life after college.

She said she knows students are young, inexperienced people who could use some guidance to prepare them for the next step of their lives.

“I’ve been here helping students for eight years,” Hummel said. In Career Services, Hummel is responsible for all career fairs on campus. She also helps guide undecided major students into the path of their choosing and helps students switch their major.

“At this career fair, students will have the opportunity to do mock interviews and give their resumes out,” she said.

The second part of the career fair is for students to network and interact with the agencies on campus. She said students can gain opportunities for summer internships and part-time jobs.

A few organizations expected to attend the fair Texas PD, Oklahoma Fire Department, the National Park Service, Alaska State Troopers, and other camps in Oklahoma.

The morning is for mock interviews to help students become more comfortable once their appointment times come.

“The first year we had this event here, the Alaska troopers came and they offered a student an additional interview outside of the career fair,” Hummel said. Therefore, students should come to the fair prepared and should act professional because they might be the next success story.”

The Parks and Recreation Career, Resource Fair is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 the Memorial Student Union.

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