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Throughout the semester, the Career Center hosts a number of panel-like seminars entitled the “Careers In…” series.  Utilizing its extensive contacts, the Career Center invites professionals from different fields and industries to come and share their experiences with students.  Some of the topics that they cover include: what a day in their job looks like, how to get started in an industry, growth opportunities, and highlights and lowlights of their jobs, just to name a few.

This semester, we have already hosted 4 Careers In… Panels: Retail, Food Science, Environment and Alternative Energy, and Politics.  Sad you missed out?  I’ve got good news!  There are two more events left:

Careers in Motion (moderated by Yours Truly)

Wed, April 7

6:00 – 8:00 MLC 150

Careers in Event Planning

Wed, April 14

6:00 – 8:00 MLC 150

Still not convinced?  Here are four more reasons why you should attend:

Networking

Real live professionals from the respective field will be on each panel.  If you are potentially interested in opportunities within their companies, this is a great chance to get some face time with them.  Bring a resume and come with a couple of questions because the employers will always stick around after the event for you to have a chance to talk to them one-on-one.

Having your questions answered

If you have any questions about a specific company or the industry in general, Careers In… Panels are the absolute source of answers.

Employer research

Maybe you are interested in working for one of these companies (internship or full time).  Maybe you have an interview lined up already.  Employer research is one of the most important things that you can do to set you apart from the competition.  There’s no better research than actually talking to current employees of the company.

Expand your horizons

I don’t need to tell you that times are tough.  One thing that I keep telling my graduating peers is to look into opportunities that you might not think you would initially be interested in.  Don’t limit yourself.  Careers In… Panels can open your eyes to a whole new industry or field.

So that is my spiel.  If you ever have any questions, you can always check out our website at career.uga.edu or email the interns at cdi@uga.edu, and I will see you all at our final two Careers In… Panels of the semester.

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