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Union hosts career workshops in 4th annual Career University

JACKSON, Tenn.Oct. 8, 2004 – Union University students will receive help in the areas of life calling and career during the fourth annual Career University, sponsored by the university’s office of career services. The event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 19.

The day will include a series of ten 45-minute workshops for undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni. The theme for this year is Questions for Life Calling and Career.

“This year’s sessions will be interactive and very informative,” said Jacqueline Taylor, director of career services at Union. “Special interest will be placed on students’ serious questions about their life calling.”

The sessions will tackle issues from understanding your talents and abilities to internships, resume writing, salary negotiations, graduate school and more. About 75 to 100 people are expected to attend the event.

A “Dress to Impress” fashion show will wind down the day’s events at 5:30 p.m. in Harvey Auditorium. The event is free and will include food and drawing for door prizes. Corporate sponsors include Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Coca-Cola, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, U.S. Army and the Tennessee National Guard. The sponsors will also be accepting resumes from students who are interested in beginning their careers with them.

“We want each student to understand how their chosen vocation can truly be a ministry,” Taylor said. “If students understand this they can make a positive impact on the world for Christ.”

The event begins at 3 p.m. with registration and an opening session. For more information about Career University, contact the office of career services at (731) 661-5316.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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