Job Expo 2005

Northern Kentucky University students looking for all sorts of jobs will have an opportunity to get a taste of what’s available in the local market.

The Career Development Center and Gateway Technical College are co-sponsoring the annual NKU Job Fair April 5 at Regents Hall.

Students will be able to speak face to face with representatives from over 100 local employers seeking employees.

“The fair features jobs for whatever the student is looking for,” said Karen Chinetti, the Marketing and Technical Coordinator for the Career Development Center. “Employers will be looking to fill co-ops, full and part-time positions as well as seasonal work. There will be some sort of job for everyone there.”

Employers understand that students at NKU traditionally work while attending school. This gives students an advantage when they try to get jobs because the employers know they have had experience in budgeting their time.

Chinetti suggests that students dress professionally because it makes a good impression and gives the employers something to remember you by.

“Walk around and talk to as many people as you can,” she said. “You never know what companies are looking for, and it adds a personal touch. Even if it’s just collecting business cards, you have a name to ask for when you contact the company.”

Northern Kentucky University has been holding the job fair for over 20 years. Recently more than 1,000 students and alumni have walked through the event.

“When we started there weren’t that many employers there, but now we actually have to put a cap on the event because it got too crowed,” said Chinetti. “As of now we have 14 companies on a waiting list.”

The Bank of Kentucky, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Pepsi and Procter ‘ Gamble are just some of the employers that will be attending the event.

“It’s beneficial for both students and employers,” Chinetti added. “It gives employers access to a pool of potential employees that are qualified to meet their employment needs.”

The Job Fair will go from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. and is free of charge.

Students can decide how much time they need to spend at the expo.

“Even thirty minutes would be very helpful to students,” said Chinetti.