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Cumberlands holds annual Career Fair


Williamsburg, Ky. — On Wednesday, March 21, University of the Cumberlands (UC) held their annual spring Career Fair in the Boswell Campus Center (BCC). Each year Cumberlands holds the fair to give students the opportunity to search through a variety of jobs, internships and graduate schools.

The Career Fair is organized each year by Debbie Harp, director of Career Services at UC. Harp encourages students of all majors to participate, especially juniors and seniors.

“This is an excellent opportunity for students to explore and get a feel for what it is like in the job field,” said Harp. “We have students here that are dressed in business attire with resumes in tow. They are taking advantage of the many career opportunities.”

Several companies and organizations were represented at the Career Fair, including Avon, 21st Century Mortgage Corp., Enterprise Holdings, Wal-Mart and Kentucky AmeriCorps, each coming to UC to discuss career positions or internships with qualified students.

Fred Campbell, 2002 UC alum and representative with 21st Century Mortgage Corp., shared information about available positions. “The objective for today is to talk to as many students as possible and look for strong candidates to interview,” said Campbell.

Eastern Kentucky University, Campbellsville University and University of the Cumberlands Graduate Admissions were also on hand to gauge the interest of students looking to continue their education. Several students took the advantage to look into further educational opportunities.

The United States Marine Corp. was also represented at the Fair. “We hope to share information with students about the career opportunities and benefits of the Marine Corps.,” said Sergeant Preston, who had the opportunity to speak to many interested students.

Over 70 UC students took part in the Career Fair and were able to create contacts with highly ranked companies. Senior Martin Jones said, “I enjoyed the face-to-face meeting with possible employers and scoping out what could be my ideal career.”

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.