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Union offers students Career University

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 19, 2001 – Union University students will get a jumpstart on the job market during the first annual Career University, sponsored by the university’s Office of Career Services, which will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3. The day will include several 20-minute sessions for college juniors, seniors, and students in the BSOL and MBA tracks.

“Career U is a new, innovative and exciting approach to career success!” said Jackie Taylor, assistant director of career services at Union. “We will concentrate on empowering and equipping students with the right tools to search for, obtain and keep their ideal job.”

A variety of topics will be discussed at the sessions including The Nitty Gritty 311: The Job Search led by Paige Holmes, SIFE advisor at Union University; Knock ‘Em Dead 211: What Your Resume Doesn’t Say led by Blake White, HR Manager for Pictsweet Foods, and Marketing U 211: Selling Yourself During the Interview led by Kristy Marter, Recruiting Manager for Enterprise Corporation.

A pizza party and panel discussion will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Harvey Auditorium where representatives from the university and the corporate world will be present. Concluding the day’s events will be a “Dress for Success… on a Budget” business dress fashion show at 5:30 p.m., also in Harvey Auditorium.

The first sessions are scheduled to begin at 2:45 p.m. For more information about Career University, contact the Office of Career Services at (731) 661-5316.

Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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