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By Shakaria Buckson
University News Service      
Career Exploration Week Offers Ways to Sharpen Job Prospects

WASHINGTON (September 18, 2013) – Howard University will host the fall 2013 Career Exploration Week, Sept. 23 to Sept 26. The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Center for Education, Development & Research, known on campus as the CEDAR Center, coordinates the events each year.

Career Exploration Week will include more than 150 companies, multiple career-related workshops and on-campus interviews. Howard students may register online at Major corporate partners this year include Accenture and Deloitte Services LP.

“The key to effective career planning is to be proactive and focused early in their college years, seizing every opportunity to sharpen their skills and strengthen their professional networks,” said Joan Browne, Ph.D., director of CEDAR. “At Howard University, we are committed to developing leaders who can compete at the highest level for the careers of their choice, and Career Exploration Week is key to that mission.”

The focus of the 2013 Career Exploration Week is to educate, prepare and enhance students’ chances of finding employment after graduation. Browne said having a resume critiqued by multiple industry-specific experts, being coached on effective interviewing and networking skills, and having one-on-one time with employers are vital assets in today’s job market.

Career Exploration Week includes the following activities:

Career Fest on the Plaza  
Monday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
Blackburn Center Ground Floor Plaza
Students prepare for the week’s events by meeting with employers in an informal setting on the Plaza where they will receive resume critiques and get tips on how best to navigate the Career Exploration Fair. They will also participate in on-the-spot interview coaching sessions.

43rd Annual Career Exploration Fair
Tuesday, Sept. 24, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m. -- 5 p.m.
 Blackburn Center Ballroom 
Event features national employers; government, and non-profit sector representatives; and top academic institutions. Students who attend the fair will have a chance to meet with over 150 national employers and graduate schools representing all industries.  This event is open to students of all majors and classifications.

2013 Deloitte US Olympic Committee Road Show
Tuesday, Sept.  24, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Blackburn Center Auditorium & Gallery Lounge
Olympic athletes will talk about leadership skills and transitioning into the world of work.

Accenture Managing Director Panel
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. -- 8 p.m.
Blackburn Digital Auditorium
Top executives will discuss navigating the corporate ladder.

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