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Sources: Karl Kandt, 785-532-1689,;
and Dana Nordyke, 785-532-6506,
News release prepared by: Rebecca Blackburn, 785-532-6506,

Monday, Aug. 16, 2010


MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's career and employment services will start the fall semester with two events to help students with their career options and job searches.

At the seventh annual Backyard BBQ K-State students can meet with their career adviser, activate and update their free online student account -- which allows them to search on- and off-campus job listings -- and learn about the services and activities offered by career and employment services.

The barbecue is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, on the south lawn of Holtz Hall. The free event includes hotdogs, chips and drinks, and is sponsored by Hy-Vee. Students who activate and update their online account will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last.

K-State students and members of the community can attend the free Part-Time Opportunities Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. The annual fair features a variety of part-time jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities. More than 50 employers and organizations typically attend.

Participants should bring copies of their resume, and business casual attire is suggested.

Food and beverages, provided by K-State's Powercat Financial Counseling, will be available. The counseling service also is offering free financial workshops every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Part-Time Opportunity Fair is sponsored by GTM Sportswear and is coordinated by career and employment services and the School of Leadership Studies.

Career and employment services provides career advising, training, employment connections and resources to K-State students, alumni, faculty, administration, employers and members of the community.