Career Center launches campaign

The annual Career Campaign expanded this fall, offering GW students an opportunity to become familiar with the Career Center’s services.

The campaign, which began Aug. 25 with the Work-Study Expo job fair, will last six weeks instead of one week as it has in the past, said Jennifer M. Seile, Career Center communications coordinator. The longer campaign will “make it a something-for-everybody kind of event,” Seile said.

The campaign will include Resumania, an event for potential employers to meet with students and discuss their r?sum?, a Business and Technology Career Fair, Graduate and Law school fairs and other programs throughout September, Seile said.

She said the longer Career Campaign will give students more time to realize the potential of the Career Center. Seile said the workshops offered during Career Campaign will cover topics such as r?sum? writing, networking and on-campus recruiting.

Throughout the Career Campaign, students are able to enroll in the Career Center registration file for $15, half the price of regular enrollment, Seile said.

Seile said the file includes maintenance of credentials and recruitment information for students. The Career Center serves as a “clearinghouse” for letters of recommendation, transcripts and other materials students may need to apply to graduate school, medical school or for employment, Seile said. She said recruiting includes on-campus recruiting, r?sum? collection and referrals.

Seile said plans for the Career Campaign were underway since last year. She said the Career Center used discussion among staff, and student feedback from last year’s programs to enhance programming.

“Pretty much everything we do at the Career Center is driven by what is going to be beneficial to students,” she said.

She said the campaign offered a broad selection of on- and off-campus opportunities, and many students were successful in finding jobs. Jobs ranged from on-campus filing and photocopying to work with the federal government, Seile said.

“A lot of outside employers are now taking advantage of the work-study option,” Seile said.

Curtis Goode, director of Student Employment, said despite some confusion about the time of the Work-Study Expo, the event was a success. The purpose of the third annual exposition, which drew about 60 employers, was to bring employers to one location so students could discover new opportunities, Goode said. About 300 students attended, he said.

Other Career Campaign events include Resumania Sept. 22, the Business and Technology Career Fair Sept. 23, the Grad School Fair Sept. 27 and the Law School Fair Sept. 28.

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