Annual Alpha Kappa Psi Career Day to be held Friday
Alpha Kappa Psi is holding the 46th annual Career Day on Friday for students interested in jobs and internships.
This year more than 60 different businesses will be represented at Career Day, held in Finch Fieldhouse from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“(The businesses) are all notable and we are grateful that while CMU is two and a half hours from any major job market, these employers are going to spend the day on campus recruiting our students,” said Julia Sherlock, director of Career Services.
Sherlock said students are highly encouraged to check the list of registered organizations online to see if there are any organizations they have a particular interest in. Students attending Career Day must show up in professional dress or they will be turned away at the door.
Students who want to get the most out of Career Day should do some preparation beforehand, said Magenta Eggertsen, Greenville senior and corporate relations chair for AKP.
“First, they should put together an error-free resume, and if they are having difficulty, they can attend REACH, a (resume) program through Career Services,” Eggertsen said. “Once a student has an error-free resume, they should research the companies of interest. It is important for students to be educated on the company so they are able to ask professional, well-developed questions during their time with the recruiters.”
The experience of talking to recruiters is extremely valuable, but sometimes businesses will also hand out interview invitations as well, said Emily Cook, Freeland senior and president of AKP.
“It’s amazing.” Cook said. “Even if you’re not looking for a job, and especially if you are, always go. You can only benefit from going.”
Cook said she has attended every Career Day event since her freshman year and has really benefitted from the experience and practice she has gained talking to recruiters.
“Give it a shot and go for it,” she said. “Even if you walk away and you feel like you did a completely horrible job, you will do better next time.”
Career Day is open to CMU students and the public.