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Students to participate in Career Fair Tailgate

The University of Toledo is putting a unique spin on its traditional Career Fair by making it a tailgating event this year.

The Career Fair Tailgate will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in parking area 6 on the east side of the Health Education Center on Main Campus.

“It’s going to be fun with traditional tailgate activities, music and snacks, but it’s serious business, too,” said Shelly Drouillard, director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services. “The tailgate venue allows for a more relaxed, casual atmosphere, which we hope will encourage even the non-job-seeking younger students to participate in the event. It is never too soon to start building relationships with employers and expanding your professional network.” 

Students will be able to explore career and internship opportunities while networking with corporate recruiters. Representatives from more than 60 for-profit, government and nonprofit organizations will be available to meet with students regarding full-time and part-time employment, along with internship opportunities. Students of all majors and alumni are welcome to attend.

Registered organizations represent a wide range of fields; employers include Promedica; Cleveland Clinic; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Federal Bureau of Investigation; North American Science Associates Inc.; Sauder Woodworking Co.; Thomson Reuters; and Charles River Laboratories. The city of Toledo and Wright Patterson Air Force Base also will participate.

In case of extreme weather, the event will move indoors to the Thompson Student Union Auditorium.

The Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services works to connect students to meaningful learning experiences and assist them with determining a major and career exploration. Additional services include resumé reviews, mock interviews and job search strategies.

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