Olivia Moe

Sports Editor

 

For 2016 graduates at Lorain County Community College, spring is a very exciting time. Depending on job prospects, preparing for post-graduation life can also be a very nerve wracking time.

LCCC hopes to alleviate some of those nerves by hosting the 2016 Career Fair on April 7. The Career Fair takes place from 12-3 p.m. in the Spitzer Conference Center. Its goal is to assist students with uncertainties or those who lack experience in job-searching.

The event will feature more than 100 local businesses and organizations and is sponsored by LCCC’s Career Services, Ohio Means Jobs Lorain County, and Lorain County Joint Vocational School.

Companies and organizations that will be attending the Career Fair are Achievement Centers for Children-Camp Cheerful, Bearing Manufacturing Company, Dollar Bank F.S.B, Horizon Education Centers, Key Bank, Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility, the Nord Center, TEC Communications, Lake Pointe Health Center, Mercy Hospitals, and University Hospitals.

Attendees should bring a current resume, be dressed professionally, and be prepared to network with employers from Lorain County and surrounding areas.

For graduating students who act early there is the chance to be part of the Career Fair V.I.P. Club, which holds special club benefits for members. Members rewards include early entrance to the fair at 11:30 a.m., have their resume featured in an exclusive directory, and more.  

In order to be a V.I.P. Club member, applicants must attend and complete three free job-search preparation workshops or attend the four-hour Job Search Marathon. Prospective members must also meet with a career consultant to finalize their resume, develop a personal ‘infomercial’, participate in mock interviews, and upload their resume onto LCCC’s CareerLink and Ohiomeanjobs.com. In order to join the V.I.P. Club applicants must complete the required events by April 1, 2016.

Although attending the Career Fair is encouraged, it is not the only resource available to LCCC graduating students. LCCC Career Services and the Barbara and Mike Bass Library host monthly programs for students to learn and practice interviewing skills, how to write resumes and cover letters, how to search for jobs and how to network in and outside of Lorain County.

For more information, including a list of employers that will be attending, contact Career Services at (440) 366-4076 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/careerfair.