It Is Job Hunting Season

Career fairs are coming, so sign up!

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It Is Job Hunting Season

Calling all teachers!

Joanna Kristine Ninal, Staff Writer

Sometimes looking for a job is difficult, especially if one has no idea where to start.

Kean University will host a career fair on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. This career fair is a teachers job fair, so it will mostly focus on educational and administrative positions within a school.

A second career fair will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is a general career fair that will focus on all other majors.

Career Development and Advancement

Many opportunities are coming

Both fairs will take place at the Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success (CAS). 

In college, it is never too early to be career ready.

During the teachers job fair, over 50 school districts come to Kean University, including districts from others states such as Maryland, and look for potential students who are finding jobs within the teaching career.

For the general career fair, different industries from multiple districts come look for students who are trying to find a position within regards to their major.

There are positions on campus that students can apply for as well.

Blanca Rosales-Ahn, career coordinator for the Career Development and Advancement Center, said, "A lot of students don't want to go to the career fairs because they think it's a waste of time since they will not be interviewed right on the spot, but that's not the case. You don't necessarily get interviewed right on the spot -- they look for potential students who are interested in a specific field. It's a rare case that has happened before where students do get interviewed right on the spot, but it doesn't happen often."

Managers come in from other districts to meet the students at Kean University and try to aim for their recruitment quota. It can range from 50 to 100 resumes, depending on the type of business.

The overall reason why students should come to these career fairs is to open up their social networks and find people who could possibly be their future employers.

"The point of the career fairs is to make connections and create potential future opportunities, that's what it's about," Rosales-Ahn said.

Students are highly recommended to register before attending the career fairs. 

To register, students can visit http://www.kean.edu/offices/cas/career-development via College Central (https://www.collegecentral.com/kean/), call 908-737-0320 or visit the Career Development and Advancement Center. The Career Development Office is located in CAS room 123.

By registering, students receive the chance to create a career portfolio for free.

"It's in the best interest for the students to register and attend. It gives them opportunities to find internships and jobs," Rosales-Ahn added.

Once students have registered for the career fairs, it is highly recommended that students bring multiple copies of their resume and dress nice for possible future employers!

Students can go on Cougar Link and find the two events for more information.


Author: Joanna Kristine Ninal
about the author

Joanna Kristine Ninal is a junior who is double majoring in English and education. She works as a Staff Writer for The Cougar’s Byte. Ninal loves to watch anime and play computer video games with her favorite game being Stardew Valley. Ninal also loves to read works from her favorite author, Jenny Han. Her goal in life is to be an English teacher in Japan. A fun fact is that she taught herself the Japanese language.


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