Career Expo Open to SLU Students

February 18, 2008

Students graduating this year from Saint Leo University have a valuable opportunity to meet Friday with employers looking for fresh talent.

SLU students are invited to attend the 2008 Colleges of Central Florida Career Consortium Regional Expo in Tampa. Workplaces from across the state come to this job fair each year to recruit new workers from the graduating classes and alumni of Florida’s private college and universities, explains Kim Edwards, who works as associate director of SLU Career Services (kim.edwards@saintleo.edu).

Students at the Career ExpoEighty workplaces will send representatives to the expo, in spite of some current softness in the economy. Admission is free for students.

Students should dress in business attire, bring multiple copies of resumes, and be prepared for an actual interview if the opportunity presents itself, Edwards says.

The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Tampa, 211 N. Tampa St. The university will assist students who need rides. "We will provide free transportation to the job fair," said Lawson Jolly III, director of Counseling and Career Services, noting that students need only register in advance with the office.

Career Services also helps students at any point in their college years with guidance on summer jobs, internships, and job-search skills. Last week, the office worked with the Class of ’08 to host a "Business Etiquette Dinner" on the University’s main campus with consultant Virginia Edwards of Sarasota. Edwards coached students on social graces during an actual meal served at the new Student Community Center.