NSU gets demons connected at spring career fair

On Feb. 16, Northwestern State University of Louisiana’s Career Center hosted the spring career fair inside of the Friedman Student Union Ballroom. Students were presented with an opportunity to network with a total of 40 employers.

Sarah Burkhalter, NSU’s Job Location and Development officer, said the Career Center hosts multiple career fairs throughout the year.

“We have one in the fall and in the spring,” said Burkhalter. “We also have part-time job and teacher job fairs too.”

Burkhalter said she hopes students gain networking skills.

“We are so excited to have such a great and different group from employers,” Burkhalter said.

Gabrielle Bryant, a senior radiology major, attended the career fair to seek options in her job field.

“We are trying to decide where exactly we want to work,” Bryant said.

Katelyn Hicks, a senior radiology major, said she was looking to make connections.

The nonprofit organization Save the Children was one of the employers in attendance.

Susan Foreman, the Human Resources specialist for the Evangeline and Jefferson Davis parish program, said the nonprofit organization services children who are at a disadvantage.

“We are hoping to get more individuals to think about Save the Children as a career,” said Foreman.

Gisele Allen, the Human Resources director at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys located in Baton Rouge, said she is looking to give students opportunities.

“We are always looking for paralegals and attorneys,” Allen said.