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'Now to Next Career Fair' Features More Than 70 Employers

Students will meet with job recruiters and explore career opportunities at this year’s Now to Next Career Fair, set for March 30 on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Many of the more than 70 employers who have registered for the career fair are new to the event, said Dr. Julia Overton-Healy, director of the Career Development Center.

The event will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 in the Warren Ballrooms in the Angell College Center.

More than 450 students attended last year’s fair.

Creating Relationships

The career fair will prove useful to a wide range of students. Businesses are seeking to hire students from all class years for varied types of positions, including full-time jobs, part-time work and internships, Overton-Healy said.

Beyond that, it’s important for underclassmen to attend so they can begin networking with potential employers, she said.

“This is where they start to make relationships with recruiters who return to campus year after year.”

More than 10 percent of the recruiters coming to campus are SUNY Plattsburgh alumni.

Research Ahead

Students are asked to dress professionally and come prepared with copies of a resume that has been reviewed in advance by the Career Development Center.

“It’s best if they have done a bit of research ahead of time,” Overton-Healy said, adding that becoming familiar with some of the companies will prepare students and help them make the most of their time once at the fair.

Businesses and agencies that will be represented include the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Peace Corps, University of Vermont Medical Center, the financial planning and investment firm Ayco, and the U.S. Navy officer program.

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