Mt. Hood Community College’s Career Planning and Counseling Center (CPCC) will offer students and community members multiple career search opportunities this winter and spring, beginning with the Winter Career Fair on Feb. 8 in the Student Union.
More than 50 employers and volunteer organizations will attend the Winter Career Fair. Attendees can meet face-to-face with recruiters from local and regional businesses and investigate potential career paths. Additionally, prior to the career fairs,
the CPCC will host “Prepare for the Fair” workshops to provide students with interview training, resume reviews, and advice on what steps to take before attending a career fair.
“For many people, career fairs can feel intimidating,” said MHCC Student Career Development Coordinator Jennifer Edwards. “These workshops will explain some of the unknowns and help attendees feel prepared and confident when they enter that room and
begin meeting with recruiters.”
The CPCC workshops will cover such topics as: pre-fair organizational research, the career fair resume format, dress, informational interviews, and general career fair expectations. Additionally, students will have the chance to practice their career
search elevator pitches with peers. Attendees will receive free giveaways, including a resume folder.
“Career fairs aren’t just for immediate job searches,” said Edwards, who has five years of experience working in career development. “Students and other attendees should really view career fairs as opportunities to learn about employment and potential
employers – and what those organizations can offer them in advancing their own careers.”
For additional information on upcoming career fairs and workshops, visit mhcc.edu/Career-Fairs.