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Promote CEDAR Events

On January 29, 2014 CEDAR hosted 85 employers in the Blackburn Center Ballroom for the 12th annual Winter/Spring Career Exploration Fair.  Close to 1000 students showed up to engage employers in conversation about internship and full-time employment opportunities, explore options available to them and ready themselves to compete through our on-site interviewing program for the various positions they qualify for.

Cognizant that we would not be able to prepare our students for the transition from the classroom to the global work space without your outstanding work, we solicit your support and assistance in promoting the annual career fairs and other major career events to your students.  Here are some key ways that you can help us promote student participation throughout the year to ensure that visiting employers achieve their recruitment goals and students are ready and able to take full advantage of the employment opportunities being showcased:

  • Collaborate with the CEDAR Center by actively promoting the Career Exploration Week and other events in your classes and among your colleagues within your respective departments.

  • Encourage your students to participate in the events and reward them with extra credit for doing so.

  • Download and distribute the event information and require students to RSVP the Career Fair.

  • Assign a writing project and/or video report for your students to attend events and evaluate their experiences, telling how the experiences will help to guide their academic and career pursuits. CEDAR will showcase the best of these projects on Bison Careers Online and use the reports to support further training and development.

  • Report the feedback you receive from your students to us, so that we can continue to improve our program delivery and stakeholder satisfaction.

To facilitate easy electronic delivery of information about our bi-annual Career Exploration Week and other weekly events, direct your students to Bison Careers Online at:

http://www.howard.edu/careerservices

Here students will be able to:

  • RSVP for the Career Fair
  • Acquire important event information and navigational tips that will increase their chances of securing an internship or full-time employment opportunity
  • Preview the daily updated list of participating employers and their profiles (showcased link is from our recent spring career fair).

We also invite you to attend these annual events and take some time to make connections with participating recruiters who might be willing to give real-world presentations to your classes that tie together the concepts, theories, and practices of your discipline, while reinforcing the relevance of the class experience to their career success for years to come.

Again, we thank you for the outstanding work you do to lay the sound academic foundation upon which successful careers and lives are built.  Please feel free to contact us at Cedarrecruiting@howard.edu for additional information and partnership opportunities.