Career Center Offers Students Opportunity to Meet With Potential Employers

The Career Center, which offers students a variety of services and events spanning from mock interviews to graduate school test preparations, will host Career Week Oct. 17-20.
This week is filled with numerous activities and events for students looking for potential internships or jobs, as well as opportunities to talk with attending graduate school admissions personnel. Events on Oct. 17-18 include info sessions by the Peace Corps and an immigration attorney, presentations by Cerner and Save-a-Lot, and a Washington, D.C., Intern Panel.

The Career and Graduate School Expo will take place Oct. 19 in the Student Union Building from 12-4 p.m. Business professional attire is the standard for students who are interested in applying for internship and job opportunities. It is also recommended to bring copies of resumes and meet and greet.

There are several video tutorials posted on the Career Center’s website to help prepare students for a successful Career Expo experience. “Interview Day” will take place on Oct. 20 in the Student Union Building when companies attending Career Expo on Oct. 19 will interview candidates for opportunities they have available. A complete list of companies attending Career Expo and those interviewing is available on the Career Center website.

Other Career Center services include tips on proper dining etiquette, networking, writing effective resumes and cover letters, and internship opportunities. These services can be found on their website, is a unique tool that allows Truman students and alumni to stay up-to-date on available jobs and internships, Career Expo attendees and on-campus interviews. It is Truman’s version of Monster that functions as a resource for applying for posted opportunities, comparing wages and cost of living, along with company profiles. Students may upload their resume to resume books where recruiters have access to job seekers and allows students to track how many times their resumes have been viewed by potential employers. Details regarding upcoming on-campus interview opportunities are also posted on

Career Finder is the Career Center sponsored bi-weekly newsletter that informs students on upcoming events and includes helpful tips and articles pertaining to job or internship searches. On their website, there are links to How-to guides that pertain to preparing for a successful life after Truman. For example, “What Can I Do With This Major?” is an electronic resource that showcases career options with strategies and tips to make it in the industry.

In the next few weeks, in addition to Expo interviews, companies such as Edward Jones and Aldi will be conducting on-campus interviews for both internships and jobs.

Shortly after the Expo, the Career Center will be relocating to the third floor of the Student Union Building, in the former Student Affairs Office Room 3100. The tentative move date is Oct. 27 through Oct. 31.

“With the volume of activity in the SUB, the Career Center’s new location will help us reach more students,” said Polly Matteson, Career Center assistant director.

To get a full list of Career Center resources and upcoming events visit or call 785.4353.

Fall 2011 Career Week

Oct. 17

 Art Serratelli:
 Immigration Lawyer

6-8 p.m.
Student Union Building
Alumni Room

“Business Etiquette and Cross Functional Moves”
8-9 p.m.
Daniel Patrick with Save-A-Lot
Student Union Building
 Activities Room

Oct. 18

Peace Corps Info Session
6-7 p.m.
Student Union Building
Alumni Room

Networking Reception
7-8 p.m.
Student Union Building
Georgian Room
(by invite only)

Cerner Info Session
8 p.m.
Student Union Building 3201

Washington, D.C., Intern Panel
8 p.m.
Student Union Building 3202

Oct. 19

Career Expo
12-4 p.m.
Student Union Building

Non Profit Poster Display
12-4 p.m.
Student Union Building HUB

Oct. 20

Interview Day
*Check to apply for job postings by Oct. 12 at midnight.
Students are encouraged to apply prior to the Expo.

Companies interviewing include:

Archer Daniels Midland Company
Brown Smith Wallace
Farmers Insurance
Frito Lay
Pinnacle Technical  
Swank Motion Pictures
Universal Research Institute

Visit the Career Center for resumé critiques.

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