NSU to hold Career Fair, Grad Fest Sept. 25


Northwestern State University’s Alumni Association and Office of Counseling and Career Services will sponsor the annual Fall Career Fair and Grad Fest Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the Friedman Student Union Ballroom.

The Career Fair is for juniors and seniors at NSU who want to explore career opportunities, full-time jobs, internships, graduate and professional schools, career paths and volunteer opportunities. Grad Fest is for graduating seniors who can order their caps and gowns and take graduation photos.

More than 30 companies, government agencies and universities registered to attend the Fall Career Fair, according to Randi Washington of NSU’s Career Center. Students can access the list of employers and learn more about those companies by signing into their Handshake account using their student email address and viewing the event.

Washington said NSU has developed a Purple Pride Employer Sponsor Program, which allows Career Services to continue promoting career development. Employers interested in joining the program and donating are encouraged to visit the Career Center website at careercenter.nsula.edu.

Scheduled participants in the Career Fair will include Aflac Conquerors Region NWLA, Amerisafe, Arkansas Tech University Graduate School, BENTELER SteelTube, Boise Cascade Company – Wood Products, CGI, City Year, Crest Industries, LLC, the Dallas Police Department, Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions, General Dynamics Information Technology, HDT Global, LA Workforce Commission, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police, Paul M. Hebert (LSU) Law Center and Louisiana Tech University.

Also participating are: Loyola University College of Law, LSU Health Shreveport, Mississippi College School of Law, National Park Service – Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Nicholls State University, Norman C. Francis Teacher Residency, LSU Shreveport online programs, Pinecrest Supports and Services Center, RoyOMartin, the Shreveport Police Department, Southern University Law Center, Texas Chiropractic College, University of Louisiana-Monroe and USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service Louisiana.

The NSU Office of Student Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar, University Recruiting and the NSU Foundation will be participating in Grad Fest along with Herff Jones (caps and gowns), Candid Campus Photography and Josten’s. The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity will administer a senior exit survey. The NSU College of Nursing and Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development will also take partalong with Alpha Lambda Delta and the NSU Campus Store.

On Sept. 25, the university parking lot adjacent to Theatre West will be reserved for employers taking part in the Career Fair.

For more information, contact the Office of Counseling and Career Services at (318) 357-5621.