Get Dressed, Get Informed and Get Free Stuff

If you’re one of the many FAU students who have no idea what you want to do after the dreaded graduation day, do yourself a favor and check out Career Day on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the FAU Arena on the Boca Raton campus.

“This is a must attend event for seniors,” says Sandra Jakubow, director of the Career Development Center and the host of the event. “Although students of all ages can benefit.”

Many FAU students agree that it’s an advantage to check it out.

“It allows us [students] to see all the opportunities out there, all in one day,” says senior intercultural communication major Julie Drewett.

Although you have to wear business attire to attend Career Day, you can keep your sandals on and still get free stuff at Career Day 101, an event that takes place two days before the actual Career Day, on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of the Student Union.

Students can dress casually, while learning how to get the most out of the upcoming Career Day. There will be a raffle for giveaways, one of which is a free iPod.

“We want to prepare students for Career Day,” Jakubow says. “Many of the students [that attend Career Day 101 first] have an edge because they’re more prepared than the students that don’t come.”

Other than taking home an iPod, students can take home valuable lessons. One of the ways in which students can benefit is by learning what kinds of questions you should and shouldn’t ask your potential employer.

“One of the worst questions a student can ask a potential employer is what their company does.” Jakubow says. “The employers expect that you have researched their company before you come to the event.”

Some students complain that Career Day is on the same day that many students have classes.

“I am planning on going – but it’s going to be difficult because I have class all day on Thursday,” senior Julie Drewett says.

If you’re one of the many students who have class during Career Day, here is some advice.

THREE THINGS TO DO IF YOU HAVE CLASS DURING CAREER DAY

1. There is no need to stay for the entire event. Career Day is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and any block of time is fine. 2. The Career Center even gives students a floor plan so that you can get to the employers that you’re interested in right away: use it. 3. Talk to your professors and just explain the situation; if you have to miss class at least it’s for a good reason.