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September 26, 2005

Source: Lakehead University:
http://communications.lakeheadu.ca/news/?id=199

Career Day Connects Students with Potential Employers

(Thunder Bay Monday, September 26, 2005) Lakehead University's Student Placement & Co-op Centre is giving students a head start on their career search by bringing national employers to campus.

Career Day 2005 takes place Thursday, September 29, in the Agora from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a chance for students and graduates to talk one-on-one with potential employers, learn about various career choices, and find out about hiring processes. There will be 40 employers at the fair this year who have full-time, part-time, and future opportunities for students and graduates.

"Career Day is a popular event for students it's a great chance for them to meet employers and see what opportunities are out there for them," says John DeGiacomo, Manager, Student Placement and Co-op Centre. Students have been encouraged to come with resumes in hand to this exciting yearly event.

What: Career Day 2005
Where: Lakehead University Agora
When: Thursday, September 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This year, an additional method for career opportunities exists for students in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Human Resources Management, and Management Information Systems. IBM will be hosting a videoconference job fair in ATAC 5036 targeting future graduates from these disciplines. On site, Courtney Shaw, a former co-op student with IBM, will be speaking about working life at IBM and his co-op experience. He was chosen by IBM based on his co-operative experience as an ambassador for IBM at Lakehead U.

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA are invited to drop by the Agora to see what career options students are looking into with the variety of visiting employers. There will be a Student Placement and Co-op Centre booth at the fair. Please check in there to speak to a Lakehead U rep about Career Day, or call Rosanna Scaffeo at 807-343-8264.

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Contact: Marla Tomlinson, Office of Communications, 807-343-8177 or 807-472-9113.


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