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Sources: Karl Kandt, 785-532-1685,;
and Leah Adeniji, 785-532-6506,
News release prepared by: Tara Pfaff, 785-532-6506,

Monday, Aug. 15, 2011


MANHATTAN -- Free food, free advice, free opportunities.

Kansas State University's career and employment services is kicking off the fall semester by hosting two events to help students with their career options and job searches.

At the eighth 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. 24, on the south lawn of Holtz Hall. The free event includes hot dogs, 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 may attend the free Part-Time Opportunities Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, in the K-State Student Union Ballroom. The annual fair features a variety of part-time jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities with on-campus and Manhattan area employers. Around 45 organizations will be in attendance.

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

Food and beverage, provided by K-State's Powercat Financial Counseling, will be available.

The Part-Time Opportunities Fair is sponsored by GTM Sportswear and Dara's Fast Lane Inc. 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.