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K-State Today Student Edition

August 16, 2012

Career planning, job prospects available at Backyard Barbecue, Part-Time Opportunities Fair

By Ashley Bailey

Free advice, free food, free opportunities.

Kansas State University’s career and employment services invites new and returning students to start their fall semester with two events to help with career preparation and job searches.

At the ninth annual Backyard BBQ,K-State students can meet with their career adviser, activate and update their online student account 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. 22, on the south lawn of Holtz Hall. The free event includes hot dogs, chips and drinks. Students who activate and update their online career and employement services' account will receive a free T-shirt while supplies last. This event is sponsored by Cargill.

K-State students and members of the community may attend the Part-Time Opportunities Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 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.

Students attending the fair should bring copies of their resume and business casual attire is suggested. Food and beverage will be provided by K-State's Powercat Financial Counseling. The fair is sponsored by Garmin and Purple Wave and is coordinated by career and employment services.

For more information about the annual barbecue or the fair, visit the career and employment services website or call 785-532-6506.

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.