Dixie State College’s Career Week will be full of networking opportunities and company executives.
During Career Week, starting Feb. 11, there will be workshops, luncheons and the career and internship fair.
Beginning Feb. 11 and 12 a noon, there will be a workshop dealing with what students do during an interview and what to write on their resumes. Throughout these workshops there will be company officials to help students.
There will be another workshop Feb. 13 at noon. The topic will be about how to present oneself during an interview or when coming in contact with a company to which a student has applied.
These workshops will be held in the Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons Zion Room.
Shirlayne Quayle, an employer outreach and engagement adviser, said this will help students understand what companies are in the area and what type of jobs they have. She said the focus is for students to see the big picture of the work scene by helping students know what employers are looking for.
The main event of the week will take lace on Feb. 14. The career and internship fair begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. on the Gardner Center Ballroom. Quayle said all students are welcome to come, not just the students who are nearly ready to graduate.
“We are actually searching for people to hire during the spring,” said Corey Bohi, an associate support department supervisor at Home Depot. “We need people to work at 5 a.m. Plus, it is good to support our college.”
A postmortem meeting will be held Feb. 15 at noon in the Zion Room on the fifth floor of the Holland Centennial Commons to find out how well everything went during career week.
This will be a chance for students to voice their opinions on what they want to see for career fairs in the coming years. After Career Week, the Career Center is having another project titled “Exploring Careers with the Experts,” which will be a chance for students to visit and interact with some of the Wal-Mart Stores Inc. executives on Feb. 22.
The event will begin by going over to tour the Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Upon returning to DSC’s campus, students will get the chance to talk with Wal-Mart executives and company leaders. Next will be a luncheon with the executives and a couple of speakers from Wal-Mart.
Also, the Career Center is setting up another chance for students to find jobs. It’s having a summer job fair on Feb. 28. There will be employers ready to tell students what they are looking for in potential summer employees.
Quayle said these are good chances for students to interact with employers and learn more about hot wo receive a job.
Students are asked to register for the career and internship fair, the postmortem meeting and the “Exploring Careers with the Experts” at dixie.edu/career.