CHENEY, Wash. - With graduation now on the horizon, Eastern Washington University students can get a head start on the job search at Eastern's 4th annual Work It Career Conference, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10, in the Walter and Myrtle Powers Reading Room in Hargreaves Hall.
Work It will feature six career building sessions hosted by a panel of community professionals, and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington will be the keynote speaker during the noon hour. The day will end with a career fair featuring more than a dozen potential employers.
"During this tough economy, internships are considered to be one of the best ways for students to find work," said Romeal Watson, internship coordinator for EWU Career Services. "The Work It event is designed to connect students to many of the local professionals in order to provide networking opportunities, and increase their likelihood of finding an internship or potential employment."
U.S. Attorney Michael Ormsby, who previously served on the EWU Board of Trustees, will address more than 250 students during the lunch hour. Ormsby has served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District since Oct. 2010. Throughout his career, Ormsby has advised public entities and governmental institutions on municipal finance and other legal matters.
According to EWU Career Services, just 19 percent of college students had jobs lined up by the time they graduated last year. Out of that number, 90 percent found their jobs because they had completed an internship.
The event is free and lunch will be provided. For more information about the workshop sessions and to register, visit www.ewu.edu/workit/. For those looking for additional course credits, university credit is available for an additional fee of $44. Students should verify credit eligibility with their program advisor. For more information or any special accommodations please contact Romeal Watson at 509.359.4637 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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