Career Fair gives options

Saint Louis University Career Services held its annual fall Career Fair Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Simon Recreational Center.

This year’s attendees included such companies as AG Edwards, The Boeing Company, Edward Jones, Monsanto, United Parcel Service and several not-for-profit groups. Graduate schools were also represented this year for the first time.

Kathy Day, director of Career Services, thought the fair went well, with “a steady stream” of students attending the event.

“It has moved from a job expo to a career fair,” Day said, mentioning that it is not always about finding a job after school.

The fair also featured e-Recruiting for the first time. The online database developed by Career Services is an opportunity for students to post their resumes and for employers to look at them and recruit students.

Students interested in posing their resume on the site should contact Career Services.

Another new feature was the “Ask an Alum” table. Several SLU alumni were present to assist students in the job search process and to answer any questions that they may have. Day said it was something that will likely be continued at future career fairs.

Senior Nina Garrow, a marketing and international business major, thought the career fair was somewhat helpful, but could have included a better selection of opportunities.

“The majors are limited, and the companies are always the same,” Garrow said. “For example, most of the companies present were geared toward sales. I wish there would have been a wider variety.”