Job Fair Prepares Students for Professional World

By Kristin Martin | 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Students at WKU put on their best business attire to take a step into the professional world today.

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About 40 employers were at a job fair at the Downing Student Union this afternoon.

It was an all-college job fair, so about 300 students of every major were able to see what the businesses in their career of choice have to offer.

"It gives them a chance to learn about jobs and internships, and to really practice their sales pitch, so that when they meet an employer, if not at a fair then somewhere else, they'll have a way to really communicate with them what they're looking for and why they would be the best candidate to work for them," said Rebecca Tinker, the associate director for Employer Relations at the Center for Career & Professional Development.

"I'm looking into the health field -- so health is very broad, but I've been able to narrow it down being here and looking at the different positions available," said WKU student Meagan Drane.

Tinkers said the purpose of the event is for students to get exposure into the business world, but it also has resulted in some students getting jobs.

Another all-college job fair will be offered this fall.

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