The Office of Career Development will host the Career and Graduate School Expo for students and alumni to learn about graduate and professional programs around the nation. The fair is on Sept. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Don Taft University Center Arena.

Representatives from over 90 employers, graduate programs, graduate schools and professional programs will have tables, where they’ll hand out pamphlets, answer questions and provide more information on opportunities offered. The programs will cover a wide array of academic and professional fields, including medicine, law, education, art, psychology and pharmacy.

Coordinator of Career Development Annie Uzar said the purpose of Career Development is to help students explore their career paths and ultimately find success in their fields.

“The Career and Graduate School Expo allows the office to provide a large number of students with opportunities for success in one event,” she said. “The expo allows attendees to explore their career and graduate school options in a welcoming yet professional environment.”

Career Development’s lead Career Ambassador of social media Chiara Brown, junior elementary education major, said the expo is a great opportunity to network with potential employers land a dream internship.

“Even if students are not sure what they want to pursue, exposure and connections are always a great resource to have, and the expo will provide students with plenty of chances to do so,” she said.

According to Brown, it is important for NSU to host the expo because, for some students and alumni, it is the only chance they have to network themselves.

“The expo makes students aware of the many jobs that are out there that they may not have been exposed to,” she said. “Our office has tons of resources and connections, and the expo is one of many.”

Students should bring an updated resume and wear business professional attire to the event. For any last-minute questions, the Office of Career Development will hold a Career and Graduate School Expo preparation event in the Don Taft University Center pit on Sept. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.

“Attendees can begin the networking process, or continue existing relationships, and work to understand what the next step in their professional development will be,” Uzar said. “This next step can be finding a job or an internship or finding the right graduate program to attend.”

For a full listing of representatives go to nova.edu/career/career_fair.html. For more information, email career@nova.edu, call 954-262-7201 or visit nova.edu/career.

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