Collin College Hosts Career Exploration Fair
April 19, 2017 – Learn about in-demand careers and your pathway to them at Collin College’s Career Exploration Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 3 at the college’s Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.
The Career Exploration Fair is more than just a job fair. It provides attendees with the chance to sharpen their job-seeking skills, meet industry professionals, examine possible careers and begin developing a plan for their futures.
Keynote speaker Ron Nash will kick off the event at 10 a.m., getting the crowd fired up about ways to market themselves to potential employers. A vendor fair with dozens of local and national businesses will kick off at noon alongside “campfire sessions” providing 20-minute informal discussions on topics like résumés, company research and career planning.
Check out these topics: “Wear This, Not That: A Millennial’s Guide to Business,” “Social Media: Is Your Boss Watching You?” “How to Keep a Job and Make a Career Out of it,” “Résumé: Win Now and Win Fast in Today's Competitive Job Market,” “Social Media Etiquette: Creating Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn,” and more.
“The Collin College Career Exploration Fair is a great opportunity for our students and the public to refine their job-seeking skills and find a career that helps them realize their dreams,” fair organizer Karen Musa said.
The Preston Ridge Campus is located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. Attendees should dress in business attire, be prepared to visit with human resource professionals and recruiters, and bring plenty of copies of their current résumé.
Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,100 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.