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Center sponsors career fair

Anna Gelhaus | Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Some 150 organizations will be seeking potential employees from among the 2,000 expected students who will attend today’s Winter Career and Internship Fair.

All class levels and majors are encouraged to attend. The annual event, which is sponsored by Notre Dame’s Career Center, is from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Joyce Center fieldhouse.

Various employers offered presentations yesterday.

Daniel Young, a Film, Television and Theater major, attended a presentation by MTV. As a junior, he sees this summer as his last opportunity for an internship before graduation. Young is optimistic about his chances and said his Notre Dame education provides him with a competitive edge. He also cited his prior experience in the field.

“I got to help out with a commercial once,” he said.

Still, when it comes to getting a job, he said, “I imagine it would be tough.”

The Career Center was busy yesterday helping preparing students for the fair, answering questions and critiquing resumes.

Molly Anderson, a senior marketing and philosophy major, was in contact with the Career Center earlier this fall.

“I had a couple of interviews then,” she said. “But I didn’t get a job. So I’m just ready to keep looking.”

At the fair, Anderson hopes to get some interviews and is actively looking for a “few more opportunities.”

Students will have a chance to explore possible career options and even gain consideration for internships or full-time jobs. The Career Center encourages students to bring many copies of their resume to pass out to employers.

Andrea Manka, a senior economics major, is looking forward to the busy atmosphere of today’s fair.

“I imagine it’s going to be crowded tomorrow,” she said.

But Anderson, who plans to attend law school and is looking for an internship, has her visit planned. She said she was in contact with a few employers through e-mail and is now looking forward to seeing them today.

To gain access to the fair, students should bring their student ID. An alphabetical list of participating organizations, job descriptions, and further information are available at the Career Center’s Web site http://careercenter.nd.edu.