April 2, 2012
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
Career Days at Clark College:
the next step for your job search and for career advice
Expanded to four days, this event for students and job seekers
will be held at the college from April 23-26
VANCOUVER, Wash. – As the economy continues its slow recovery, many people are still searching for jobs. To support their efforts, Clark College will host Career Days 2012 from April 23-26 at the college’s main campus.
The annual event has been expanded to four days of workshops, skills sessions and events designed to assist students and job seekers. Participants will find resources for career planning, tools and strategies for an effective job search, techniques to sharpen networking skills, and insights on how to get the education they need to meet their career goals. Nearly 30 companies will participate in a job fair on April 25. The college will host a transfer fair for current and prospective students on April 26.
Clark College President Robert K. Knight said, “As one of the largest community colleges in Washington state and a leader in workforce training, we feel a special responsibility to support our students and the community. Career Days allows us to provide opportunities for people to build their skills as they search for a new job or career. They’ll also have the chance to make connections with industry leaders in our region.”
All events are free to students and members of the community. No registration is required. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.
Complete information about the event – including times and locations of the various events – is available at www.clark.edu/cc/careerdays.
Information about Clark College Career Services is available at www.clark.edu/cc/careerservices.
Schedule of Events
Developing Career Readiness – Monday, April 23 (afternoon)
12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.–Choosing a Career
2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.–Effective Job Search Tools
3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.–Interviewing Skills
Write a Winning Resume – Tuesday, April 24 (morning)
Marketing Yourself on Paper
9:00 a.m.–9:50 a.m.–Resume Building
10:00 a.m.–10:50 a.m.–A Recruiter's Perspective: Applying for Jobs
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.–Resume Clinic: Critiques & Assistance
In Your Words – Tuesday, April 24 (afternoon)
Marketing Yourself in Person
1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.–Conversational Skills for Networking
2:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.–The 60 Second Commercial
4:00 p.m.–4:50 p.m.–How to Work a Job Fair
Career Job Fair – Wednesday, April 25
Marketing Yourself to Employers
The Career Job Fair is an opportunity to obtain career advice, network with employers and seek employment opportunities.
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Gaiser Student Center
Transfer Fair – Thursday, April 26
Getting the Education You Need
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gaiser Student Center
Need a bachelor’s degree to advance your career? Not sure how or where to transfer? Drop by the Spring Transfer Fair during Career Days 2012 and get the answers to your questions about admissions, financial aid, and academic programs.