By Lexi Masarweh | Staff Writer
Career Day is less than a week away. It is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 at Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
“I am most definitely looking forward to the career fair being in-person this year, so I can make a more professional and effective impression on employers and hopefully get a good internship for the summer,” Houston junior Jennifer Gannon said.
Baylor’s Career Center organizes a career fair every fall and spring semester with numerous locations and employers connecting to students of all majors and areas of study. The career fair is open to all students.
Southlake junior Griffin Gumm, who has been to the career fair before, said he liked the diverse group of firms that attended.
“The fair was resourceful in meeting companies and getting to understand their cultures,” Gumm said. “Some you relate to and pursue further opportunities.”
According to its website, the Career Center is excited to host this in-person event. Last year, the career fair was virtual due to COVID-19. With over 100 employers planning to attend, there will be many more people ready to meet students.
Gannon said she attended last year’s virtual career fair and was excited to hear the different companies that were present. Gannon said she was also nervous because she did not know what to expect since it was her first career fair.
“It ended up being very stress-free; however, there wasn’t much time to ask questions and make yourself known to the companies,” Gannon said. “Although, I was able to make networking connections with Magnolia through emails and phone interviews.”
Recruiters will be representing their companies and multiple industries looking for students of all majors for internship and job opportunities.
Career Day is for students who are looking for an internship opportunity, searching for a full-time professional job or exploring several career opportunities.
Students who are interested should prepare and register for this event. According to the Career Center, it is recommended that students research the attending companies of interest, complete their student profiles, upload their résumés to Handshake publicly, bring numerous copies of their current résumés to the event and have confidence. Prior to the event, students can make an appointment to get professional help building their résumés.
The dress code for the career fair is professional. Students also need to bring their student IDs. For more information regarding Career Day, contact CareerCenter@baylor.edu or call 254-710-2975.