Connect with employers in virtual job fair

Kaz Thomas, Correspondent

Georgia Southern is holding an online student job fair after classes start to connect students with employers.

The Student Employment Center has coordinated with the Office of Career and Professional Development in order to sponsor the function on August 18th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. using the Handshake social platform.

The virtual job fair will connect hiring managers with students seeking employment with all the flexibility and efficiency you can get by being online.

Handshake can be used by students with a computer or smartphone after downloading the free application on a device connected to the internet. The platform features a video conferencing tool to allow face-to-face discussion in groups or singular appointments.

Students can sign up for their preferred video conference style prior to the event, and hiring managers can schedule up to 15 members to assist them during the event from different areas.

Hiring managers and their assistants will be able to view the students scheduled under their departments. This will allow the staff to streamline their agendas.

Each department must use the Fall 2021 Job Fair Registration Form to register for the event. Once the registration is complete, use the Student Job Opening Request form to show open positions on  the OneUSG Careers website.

Specify that the position will be filled during the virtual job fair in the notes area of the job advertisement. All job advertisements will be available to students on the Careers website August 9th, and will direct students to Handshake.

All enrolled students will be informed of the virtual job fair on August 2nd via email.