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February 27, 2014

NSU hosts Career and Graduate School Fair

TAHLEQUAH — Students and alumni of Northeastern State University took a few hours to check out job and education opportunities during a campus event Wednesday.

NSU’s Office of Career Services hosted its Career and Graduate School Fair from noon to 3 p.m. in the Rozell Ballroom of the University Center. The forum drew recruiters and those looking for employment and options for pursuing graduate degree.

“This is a chance for our students and others to talk with representatives from these different organizations,” said Autumn Stafford, career events specialist. “They can look for jobs, or just kind of network to get a feel for what is out there.”

Intended mostly for those with ties to the university, the fair allowed businesses and schools to set up booths and distribute information to potential applicants. Representatives from 72 organizations applied to attend.

“I graduate in May, so I am looking for a job like a credit analyst or a financial analyst,” said Houda Bellamine, a finance major from Casablanca, Morocco. “I’ve visited just a few booths, but they were looking for management and IT. I’m not looking to get into management; however, I have made contact with these organizations and can check for openings in finance.”

Nicole Kelty, a senior from Tahlequah majoring in video communication, detected enthusiasm when discussing her degree.

“Last year, some recruiters explained that they weren’t really looking for video communication,” she said. “This year, I’ve discussed working in social media and they want to talk to me about public relations and other subjects. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback. I also talked with the Navy and they have some options. I’ve very hopeful that I might find something today.”

Many representatives arrived from out of state. Trooper Tony Sandoval manned the booth for the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

“We’re always looking for qualified applicants, and universities are a good place to search,” Sandoval said.

“All majors can apply. Of course, we are looking for troopers, but we have a number of civilian careers, like commercial and motor vehicle inspectors, clerk positions and communications.”

Ashley Chapa provided information about The University of Tulsa’s Collins College of Business, where she is marketing and communication manager.

“We are looking for prospective graduate students who are interested in getting their MBA, master of accountancy or finance - degrees like those,” she said. “Some very good candidates have come by who are very knowledgeable about what they are looking for. They had everything in order and were ready to make a decision about their futures. Those are the kinds of students we’re looking for.”

Stafford said the fair seemed well-attended by students and alumni, and that there are many services they can use through the office.

“I don’t have exact figures yet, but there has been a lot of traffic,” she said. “We do mock interviews, resume assistance, we print business cards. We also offer other career and professional development events throughout the year.”

Learn more

For more information about events organized by the NSU Office of Career Services, visit www.nsuok.edu and click on the Career Services link, or call (918) 444-3110. One-on-one consultations can be arranged by calling, or writing to careerservices@nsuok.edu.


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