Career Fair Offers Valuable Free Advice for Job Seekers

Published on: March 11, 2009

If you're a student looking to break into the workforce or a community member who is out of work or looking to job shift, you won't want to miss the free Career Opportunities Fair being held at LSC-Kingwood.

LSC-Kingwood has partnered with the Hispanic Executive Society International (HESI) to bring you a Career Opportunities Fair packed with useful and timely information for job seekers.  The Career Opportunities Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center/Fine Arts Building (SFA) at LSC-Kingwood.  The entire event is free and will include seminars, lunch and the opportunity to meet with Houston businesses.

Joe Ramirez, President of HESI says "The event is open to all students and community members without any ethnic or racial considerations. HESI is a non-profit organization and committed to all of our community residents."

The amount of information that will be offered to those seeking employment will be invaluable, says Ramirez.  "The expert advice will be offered for free and will include knowledge on what sectors are hiring and which are not and key information on compensation, both for entry level and future earnings. These are important factors that affect people's decisions about their future career."

LSC-Kingwood's Business Department will be on hand to answer questions about its many degree and certificate programs.  Many of the certificates can be completed in just two or three semesters and several degrees that can be completed in two years.  

Elizabeth Chapman, Dean of Instruction at LSC-Kingwood, wants attendees to know that these degrees and certificates fit perfectly with the job needs present in today's workplace.   Many careers with the greatest need do not require a four-year degree, but only further training beyond high school.

Chapman says "One of the most important aspects of our business program is that the classes are taught by business people.  These are instructors with not just academic credentials, but working experience in the field they are teaching."

There will be several break-out seminars throughout the day by professional personnel consultants covering the topics: Best Tips for Interviewing, Writing a Great Resume, Marketing Yourself to your Ideal Companies, Dress for Success, Best Career Options in Houston's Economy, Do's and Don'ts of Using a Personnel Agency and Evaluating my Personality and Picking the Best Career.

Instructors will be available to answer questions, as well as counselors to help with registration questions, degree planning and other issues.

For more information on the Career Opportunities Fair, go to Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/careerfair or call 281-312-1665.  For information on the LSC-Kingwood Business Department, contact Linda Holcomb at 281-312-1567.

Register today for May Mini-term (May 11-29), Summer Term I (June 1-July 7) and Summer Term II (July 9-Aug. 13). Students can register in one of three ways: phone, online or on campus.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. Current students can register by telephone at 281-519-6625. Former and current students can register online at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit our Web site at Kingwood.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including Cy-Fair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and the Lone Star College-University Center. With over 50,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas.