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PSU Holds Career Day:Law Enforcement Agencies Looking to Hire

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Career day brings more than one hundred businesses to Pittsburg State University. Lots of law enforcement agencies were on hand recruiting making it a great day for criminal justice majors. But agencies say they will hire and train others.  They say applications are down. The career fair is a way for them to see lots of prospective employees from those  ready to graduate to others still studying. 

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Master Deputy Rick Howell says they’re looking for, “Two qualifications, physically, can they do a job in law enforcement and morally, ethically, do the job in law enforcement. And we feel like college students for the most part give us those qualifications.

PSU career services director Mindy Cloninger says,"It’s a great opportunity for students to connect, network with employers even if they're freshman or sophomores. They can begin establishing relationships with these employers. We don’t want them to wait until senior year we want them to already know these folks, and have a good relationship building."
 
The spring career fair at Pittsburg state is especially important for seniors who came with resumes in hand looking for potential employers. Companies also seek out students for summer internships.
     

Organizers say they work to prepare students for the event having them dress for success shaking hands and making good eye contact.
Cloninger says, "They just have a few seconds to make a good positive impression, as we do anytime we meet anyone new. We don' t want them to approach timidly. We want them to walk up, confidently introduce themselves. They don’t need to tell their life story, just need to give a little overview of  what their major is, when they'll be graduating from Pittsburg state and why they're interested in that company.">

 Seven hundred students attended the fall career fair and a similar turnout was expected today.   

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