Career Fair brings together students, residents and employers, May 21

Pennsylvania's unemployment rate continues to improve, from a high of 8.8 percent in 2010 to 7.5 percent today, as more companies expand their workforces.

Central Pennsylvania residents who want to learn about job opportunities in this region are invited to attend the fifth annual Central Pennsylvania Regional Career Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, May 21, at The Penn Stater Conference Center in Innovation Park.

The career fair is designed for Penn State adult learners, other Penn State students and local residents. Participants can talk with area employers about job openings and career opportunities at the event, co-sponsored by Penn State Career Services and Penn State Continuing Education.

"If you are a Penn State student, alumni or community member who wants to live and work in central Pennsylvania, are thinking about advancing your career or are considering a new career, this is an excellent opportunity for you to explore those options and connect with solid local employers," said Penn State Career Counselor Liz Lasher.

Lasher offers three tips for preparing for the fair:

-- Visit http://careerfairs.psu.edu/CentralPA/ to find participating employers ("Job Seekers" button), and research companies of interest.

-- Update your résumé and bring copies to the fair.

-- Learn how to approach employers and make that best first impression at a pre-fair session.

That's what Penn State adult learner Kathy Salloum plans to do. A single mother of a teenage daughter and son, Salloum wants "to test the waters at the fair and see how marketable I am and what positions are available. I know a Penn State degree will help me become more marketable."

To learn more, watch a video from the last career fair at http://tinyurl.com/CareerFair-stand-out-and-shine online.

Penn State Continuing Education offers a venue for adults to return to the classroom. Continuing Education is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Penn State Outreach serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 115 countries worldwide.

 

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Last Updated May 09, 2012