OC to host 27 employers for spring career fair Feb. 9 The Feb. 9 event allows OC students to talk face-to-face with employers looking for interns or future employees.

Feb 08, 2018

Oklahoma Christian University’s Career Services Center will host 27 employers for the 2018 Spring Career Fair. The event presents opportunities to students looking for full-time jobs, internships or graduate schools to attend. Employers from various industries in the OKC metro area will attend, and students of all majors are welcome. The career fair will take place Feb. 9 from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in the McIntosh Conservatory, located in the Garvey Center.

The career fair allows students to talk face-to-face with employers looking for interns or future employees. Some of the organizations that will attend are Dell Inc., Foresters Financial Services and The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. It is a chance for students to practice interviewing skills and build their professional network. Rather than applying online, students have the opportunity to present their resumes directly to employers, who give professional feedback. Students are encouraged to bring several copies of their resumes, dress to impress and research companies they are interested in prior to meeting them.

OC Career Services Director Candace Owens expressed how important the career fair can be to a student’s future.

“The career fair is a great way for students to connect with organizations,” Owens said. “By making a good first impression, you never know who knows whom and how a connection can introduce you to your future career.”

OC’s Career Services’ purpose is to assist students and alumni in the job search process by maximizing their network. Along with the career fair, Career Services offers many free services to train students for professional careers. For example, the center helps with career exploration, building an impressive resume and interview preparation. Career Services strives to empower students to be successful in their career in a way that will benefit the student and the community.