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NDNU Invites Community to "Get Your Career in Gear Week"

Belmont, CA, April 8, 2008 — NDNU’s “Get Your Career in Gear Week,” April 14-17, will offer prospective employees a competitive edge in today’s market by providing the essential networking opportunities needed to jump start a rewarding new career.

The community is invited to attend the free, four-day event sponsored by NDNU’s Career Services, which will include a “Job Fair” as well as various workshops on job-related issues such as dressing for success, interview anxiety, and lunchtime etiquette.

“In a competitive job market getting face-to-face time with employers becomes more and more important,” said Carrie McKnight, Director of NDNU’s Career Services. “Relying completely on the internet isn’t enough. Job fairs provide an opportunity for job seekers to do a lot of networking, research, and in-person self-promotion.”

More than 35 organizations will be recruiting for full-time and part-time positions, as well as internships, summer jobs, and graduate programs at the University’s “Job Fair” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 15, at the Gleason Center. Some of the organizations include the FBI, Peace Corps, City of Belmont, City of Redwood City, Accountemps, Kaplan, Notre Dame Americorps, Community Gatepath, Camp Galileo, Caminar, Parca, Hertz Corporation, Hallmark Personnel, Andiamo! Group, Kidz Love Soccer, Shelter Network, INROADS, Belmont Police Department, Miceli Financial Partners, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, Bright Horizons and Express Employment Professionals.

If the prospect of a job interview fills you with dread and terror, the “Interview Anxiety: Tips for Taming the Butterflies in Your Stomach,” workshop April 16 from 3 to 4 p.m., may help calm your nerves. The free workshop hosted by the University’s Career Services and Counseling Services will teach interviewees how not to panic and give a great job interview. The presenters are clinical psychology practicum trainees in NDNU Counseling Services and have specific training in cognitive behavioral therapy which has been demonstrated to be effective in helping people manage their anxiety.

A spectacular “Dress for Success” fashion show will be held in the University’s quad from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., April 14. The “NDNU Alumni Career Journeys” will give prospective employees and students inspiration as NDNU alumni share their stories of success, April 16 at 6 p.m. in Ralston Hall Mansion Ballroom. An etiquette lunch to remind us of all of our “P’s and Q’s” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 17 in Ralston Hall Mansion Ballroom. (The luncheon is filled, but a wait list is available).

A workshop on managing accumulated debt “Financial Future Shock…NOT,” will be presented by Kim Kane, an account executive with USA Funds Services, April 15 from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in Cuvilly Hall. Students will review how they’ve handled their debt so far and learn about loan repayment options and planning strategies.

For more information about NDNU’s “Get Your Career in Gear Week,” call Carrie McKnight at (650) 508-3667 or visit www.ndnu.edu/campus-life/career-center.