University to launch `Career Week 2000′

The GW Career Center will host Career Week 2000 – a series of panels, workshops, speaker presentations and special events designed to help students get a grip on career planning, Feb. 7 through 11.

For the 18th consecutive year, professionals representing nearly 100 different companies will participate in more than 30 different events throughout the week, providing information and career planning advice to students.

One of this year’s featured one-on-one events will be held Feb. 8. At the Career Caf? students can meet informally with business professionals representing 20 different fields in the Marvin Center Ballroom.

It’s a great chance for students to network and meet people in professions that they might be interested in, said Jennifer Seile, communications coordinator for the Career Center.

Resumania, which will be held Feb. 9 in the Marvin Center Ballroom, will allow students to have their resum?s evaluated and critiqued by employers. Fifteen companies will participate, including Bell Atlantic, Andersen Consulting, the U.S. State Department and the Federal Trade Commission.

(Resumania) gives students who are preparing to go out into the work world either as interns or as full-time professionals an opportunity to see how their resum?s stack up in a field that they may be interested in, Seile said.

One of the other highlights of the week is the Spring Career Fair Feb. 10 in the Marvin Center Ballroom. Seile said the spring fair will feature 65 employers in non-technical areas, including non-profit organizations, government, health, community service and international affairs. Recruitment will take place for both full-time and part-time positions.

Panels and workshops throughout the week will explore various aspects of career planning in a variety of fields, including CNN Senior White House Correspondent Charles Bierbauer’s presentation entitled From Arts and Sciences to the White House in Marvin Center 402 Feb. 10..

New additions to Career Week this year are Is Graduate School in Rour Future? Feb. 8 in Marvin Center 405 and E-Careers: The Future Starts Here Feb. 9 in Marvin Center 403.

The majority of the panelists will discuss how they progressed in their careers, what the best way to enter that particular field is, how to succeed in a given field and the people you should know, Seile said.

The Hatchet has disabled comments on our website. Learn more.