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SUU PLANS ITS 2ND ANNUAL CAREER FAIR MONDAY

The second annual Southern Utah University Career Fair will be held Monday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Centrum.

Titled "Look to the Future," the fair will give university and high school students and southern Utah residents the chance to explore career opportunities with industry and government representatives. The Career Fair is being sponsored by the SUU Placement Center and the SUU Student Association.According to SUUSA spokesman Peter Johnson, nearly 50 businesses and government agencies will have booths and displays on the floor of the Centrum arena, quadrupling the size of the 1991 fair. The companies and organizations will provide information on what they do, give job information and a few will even be recruiting, Johnson said.

Johnson said that seniors should come to the fair dressed as they would for interviews. Although most employers at the fair may not have job openings at present, they may have at some point in the future, he noted.

Private corporations represented at the fair include Leverich, Phillips and Co., Skywest Airlines, First Security Bank, WECCO, Walmart, Geneva Steel, Pfizer, Intermountain Health Care, Xerox, Kaplan and Associates, Litton Guidance Systems, and Nevada hotel/casinos such as the Peppermill, Golden Nugget, Excalibur and Circus Circus.

Attendees will find a variety of representatives from some areas, Johnson noted. For example, communication majors will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of The Daily Spectrum, KSUB Radio, KDXU Radio, the Utah Broadcasters' Association, The Arizona Daily Sun, Utah Holiday magazine, Channel 3 television (Las Vegas), and the public relations firm of Zabriskie and Associates.

Government agencies at the fair will include the U.S. armed forces, the Bureau of Land Management, the Farmers Home Administration, Internal Revenue Service and the Utah Highway Patrol. Some of the companies and agencies offer internships and part-time or summer jobs, such as TW Services, which has hired thousands of college students over the years to work at lodges in the nearby national parks during the summers.

There will be a snack bar open during the fair, and door prizes and drawings for Utah Shakespearean Festival tickets, SUU souvenirs and T-shirts will be offered, Johnson said.

For further information, contact Johnson at the SUU student government offices, 586-7799, or Cal Stroud at the SUU Placement Office, 865-8035.