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As many as 50 companies and graduate schools will be on hand as East Central University hosts the Spring 2014 Career Expo on Tuesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the ECU Foundation Hall of Chickasaw Business and Conference Center.

The expo is free and open to all ECU students and alumni.

“Attending a job fair provides a great opportunity for you to present your talents and abilities to prospective employers in a personal and professional way,” said Peggy Saunkeah, director of the ECU Career Center and coordinator for the event. “It may serve as a precursor to a profitable interview. For job seekers, it allows you to meet with employers that you may have not been able to have access to in any other way. It’s also a time to network, attend workshops and polish up your resume.”

Representatives from a wide range of companies from many career disciplines will be in attendance. Among those in attendance will be representatives from school districts in Oklahoma and Texas, seeking teachers; businesses seeking accounting, marketing, finance and project managers; agencies seeking science, environmental science and criminal justice students; media outlets seeking journalists, photographers and newscasters; and information technology representatives.

“Education, healthcare and human resources, including law enforcement, are three of the biggest areas that will be represented,” Saunkeah said.

Many Ada area businesses and companies will be represented.

“We’ve got some wonderful employers who are willing to compete with larger metropolitan areas for our students,” said Saunkeah.

Freshmen, all the way up to seniors, are encouraged to attend, with the possibility of landing part time summer jobs or even internships.

“Anymore it’s not just what you do in the classroom. Most employers are after interns who can gain valuable on-the-job experience,” Saunkeah said.

For more information contact Saunkeah at the ECU Career Center at 580-559-5890 or .



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