Annual Career Awareness Fair Set For Mid-September


For the 41st consecutive year, North Carolina A&T State University will open its campus and give access to undergraduate and graduate students as well as career seekers during the annual Career Awareness Fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16.

The Office of Career Services, the event sponsor, has secured 176 employers to set up in Corbett Sports Arena to offer opportunities to network with representatives to discuss industry trends, employment opportunities, gather information, and build relationships.

“They will be able to speak one-on-one with employers to obtain career guidance and advice as well as distribute or upload resumes for potential full-time, co-op or summer internship positions,” said Joyce Edwards, executive director of career services.

Professional dress is required and students should bring resumes as a hard copy and on a flash drive. A complete listing of participating employers can be found at

To help students prepare, the OCS will offer in-person and online opportunities for resume assistance and critique as well as tips on professional attire and how to research employers. Student information can be found on the OCS website.

Prior to the career fair, the Office of Career Services will host the Career Awareness Program Banquet with the theme, “Laying a Foundation for Success,” at 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 in the Imperial Ball Room at the Koury Convention Center, 3121 Gate City Blvd. (formerly High Point Road), Greensboro.

The speaker for the banquet is Ron J. Edwards, associate chief counsel at John Deere Financial in Des Moines, Iowa. In that position, he provides legal advice on U.S. lease transactions, global trade finance transactions in Latin America and structured finance deals.

Edwards joined Deere & Company as an intern in 2006 and began his full-time career in 2007 as an attorney in the securities and finance practice group.