Career and graduate fair provides opportunities for students and public
The 12th annual Career and Graduate Fair at Concordia, hosted by Phi Beta Lambda, Concordia's business and career student organization, featured nearly 50 companies, nonprofit organizations and graduate schools for Concordia students and the public on Feb. 7.
Senior Zach Pilfold, chairman and recruitment specialist of the fair’s organizational committee, said the benefits of attending a career fair are numerous. Students and community members have the opportunity to investigate positions and career fields related to their major area of study, meet representatives from organizations for which they are interested in working, increase chances of obtaining an interview with a particular employer, develop a network of contacts and receive job search advice from seasoned company recruiters.
Companies and schools that exhibited at the fair include Aflac, Assurity Life Insurance Company, CareerBum, Celerion, College Possible, Cleveland Chiropractic College, Crete Carrier Corporation, Concordia University Graduate Studies, Dardis Academy, Epworth Village, Fairbury Public Schools, Franklin Public Schools, Hudl, Lincoln Public Schools, Mission Hong Kong, Marathon Press, Monsanto, Mosaic, Nebraska Wesleyan University - Graduate Forensic Science Program, National Research Corporation, Nelnet, Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation, Nebraska Department of Administrative Service, Nebraska Families Collaborative, Nebraska National Guard, Northwestern Mutual, Omaha Public Schools, Region V Services, The Salvation Army - Gene Eppley Camp, Sandhills Publishing, Seward Economic Development Corps, Southeast Nebraska CASA, State of Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Southwestern Advantage, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, University of Nebraska College of Law, U.S. Army, U.S. Bank, Verizon Wireless and Walmart, among others.