Dress for Success

For the past 20 years, the FAU Career Development Center has held a twice-yearly Career Day to help students prepare for the future.

And this year, they are putting on two.

Career Day for all majors will be Monday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Boca campus Arena. A special Career Day for engineering and computer science majors, co-sponsored by the College of Engineering will be Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Boca Student Union.

Career Day offers all FAU students and alumni a change to talk personally with employer representatives from various local, national and international companies. But you don’t have to be looking for a job to attend.

“We like to stress that majors don’t equal careers,” says the Center’s Assistant Director Daniel Partouche. “We encourage education and learning and this is a great opportunity to do just that.”

With more than 100 companies registered to attend the Sept. 24 event, and 60 on Sept. 26, Career Day offers students an opportunity to get inside information about businesses in their desired career, apply for full or part-time jobs and internships, and network with employers.

“Networking has proven to be the number one method of getting a good job,” Partouche says. “Even if you don’t plan on aDon’t necessarily look at the company, but what the company is looking for.”

To be part of Career Day, companies had to pay $475 to register and join the Career Center’s job interface – where businesses can post job openings. James Watson, the Career Center’s employer relations coordinator, says this money is used to fund the event, upgrade the Center’s equipment and provide year-round free services to students.

“Whether students and decided or undecided about their desired careers, the Career Center is here to help,” Watson says. “We’re here for the student while they are in college and beyond.”

For more information and to view the full list of employers attending visit www.cdc.fau.edu or call (561) 297-3533. Sample resumes and tips on how to dress for success can also be found on the Career Development Center Web site.

Important tips to keep in mind . . .1. Professional business dress is required, and students will not be admitted if they are wearing casual attire.

2. Remember to bring multiple copies of your resume. If you need help creating one, call the Career Center at (561) 297-3533 to make an appointment with a counselor.

3. Make sure to pick up a copy of the Career Center’s guide to Career Day. This book will be available the day of the event and will highlight employers and give tips on how to network.

4. Can’t make the event? Log on to www.cdc.fau.edu and drop off a virtual copy of your resume. Companies will be recruiting on campus Sept. 25 to Nov. 16 and will contact you for an interview.