Career Conferences to simulate professional environment

David Saenz

This isn’t your typical job fair.

Instead of having students walk from booth to booth, picking up literature and handing out resumes, Career Services has planned three career conferences tailored to particular academic and career interests. The conferences will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Villanova Room. According to Director of Career Services Nancy Dudak, warm-up sessions will be held in the Radnor and St. David’s rooms of the Connelly Center a half hour prior to each event.

Each day will be geared towards a particular field of interest. Monday’s conference will focus on students planning to enter business or finance. Tuesday will focus on those planning to pursue science or engineering and Wednesday will focus on those planning on going into the arts.

The Career Services website describes the event as an opportunity for students to meet employers, gather ideas about career options, discuss internships and job opportunities and ask questions about particular companies, fields and industries.

Dudak said each conference will be an “event that closely simulates a professional situation…It is our goal to make students feel comfortable in this setting while still on campus.”

Dudak also explained that the conferences are open to all class years and that students should not feel limited to the night that represents their college.