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Career Services hosts Fall Expo

 VSU’s Career Services hosted its Fall Career Expo Wednesday in the University Center’s Magnolia room, with a variety of organizations and graduate schools attended looking for prospective students and alumni.
 According to Winifred Collins, Director of Career Services, approximately 200 students and alumni attended the event.
 AVON, Frito Lay, GEICO, Hertz, Lowe’s, Sherwin-Williams, South Georgia Medical, Turner Furniture, Wells Fargo and Wild Adventures Theme Park were only some of the organizations represented at booths.
 Full-time positions were available at organizations such as Albany Area Community Service Board, Auto Owners Insurance Company, Convergys, and the Valdosta Police Department.
 Some employers even had information for prospective employees looking to work for their companies.
 “Wild Adventures is a city within itself and is one property among 20 Herschend Family Entertainment Properties,” Craig Wells, Wild Adventures Operations Supervisor, said. “ It’s a fun work environment.”
 Graduate schools were also in strong attendance, recruiting students  for their different programs.
 Advanced ATC Aviation School, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University School of Law, Richmont Graduate University, South University School of Pharmacy, The University of Georgia- College of Veterinary Medicine and Walden University graduate programs were the visiting graduate schools present.�
 These schools offered numerous programs and were content to sign students up on their contact list.
 VSU’s graduate program was also in attendance; they gave information and advice about pursuing a graduate career at VSU.
 “There are so many opportunities for graduate education–while you are beginning your career. We hope students will explore all the outstanding employment options here today and consider a graduate program,’ Meg Giddings, Director of VSU Graduate School, said.
Some graduate schools also had opinions on why grad school may be the best option for students eagerly wanting to begin their career.
“A graduate degree makes you more competitive in today’s career market,” Shantay Bennett, Georgia State University Admissions Coordinator, said.
Students were also given the opportunity to set up an on campus interview with recruiters of Lowe’s and Sherwin-Williams Auto Finishes.
Career Services will hold their Education Career Day Wed. Nov. 18. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the University Center Magnolia room.  To find out more about available jobs, or more information about upcoming career days, visit http://www.valdosta.edu/career/

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