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JA Career Fair Helps Students Map Their Futures

It’s two weeks into the new year and the office is already buzzing with staff members coordinating in-school programs, students visiting our capstone facilities, our most recent event, the JA Bowl-A-Thon Kick Off Event, and our second JA Career Fair.

Officially less than a week away, the JA Career Fair, is something that everyone in the office agrees we wish we had when we were in high school. Students get to visit with professionals in fields like bioinformatics, human resources, engineering, education and a ton more. They can ask questions like, what do you do all day at your job? What education level do I need in order to land a job in your field? What do you like and dislike about your job? Additionally, skills like how to write a resume, conduct yourself in your first interview and what networking is and why it’s so important for job seekers are covered. As many students are getting ready to either graduate or apply to colleges, could there be a better time to get them seriously thinking about their careers?

If you’re interested in participating in the JA Career Fair, there is still time! The fair is being held Friday, January 23 and Monday, January 26 at JA’s headquarters in Chesterfield. Contact Kristy Odneal at kodneal@jastl.org for more information!

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