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first_imgObserver File Photo Students will meet with business representatives from 133 employers tonight in hopes of professional experience, whether it may be a job after graduation or a summer internship.Abercrombie & Fitch, Keurig Green Mountain, Apple, Coca-Cola and Ernst & Young are employers who will be attending theFair according to the Career and Internship Fair’s listing on GO IRISH.The Career Center and other organizations host a variety of events in preparation for the Fair, Flanagan said.“Many clubs and organizations host events around the Career Fair, and there have been numerous prep sessions for students to get ready,” Flanagan said. “[The] day of the event, we have the Diversity and Inclusion Reception from 12:30-2:30 p.m. in the Monogram Room, and the Career Fair runs from 4-8 p.m.“For first time attendees to the event, we have the backstage pass program from 3-4 p.m. (meeting at GATE 3), offering an early glimpse of the fair and tips from participating recruiters and members of our team on how to make it a successful experience.”The main goal of the Career and Internship Fair is to bring students in contact with a variety of employers who offer a wide range of opportunities, Flanagan said.“Whether students are exploring what options they have to gain experience while here at ND or preparing for their first opportunity after graduation, we are excited to have so many organizations send representatives to interact with our students live,” Flanagan said. “The event serves to kick off the spring recruiting season, where many of these employers and others return to campus to conduct interviews with students.“Student and employer feedback on connections made at the Career Fair, plus the number of students receiving interviews as a result of the Career Fair, are strong indications [that] the event achieves this goal.”While the Winter Career and Internship Fair is, along with the Fall Career Expo, the Career Center’s biggest event, the Career Center works throughout the year in other ways to help students become successful in their internship and career searches, Flanagan said.“While the career fairs are highly visible on campus, it’s the individual meetings students have with career coaches, access to GO IRISH and other online resources and participation in any number of exciting networking programs, workshops, or courses we offer, that have ongoing impact for students,” Flanagan said.Flanagan urges students to view the Winter Career and Internship Fair as an opportunity, rather than an event to fear.“Here are three keys to success: research attending organizations and their opportunities through GO IRISH, arrive dressed for success with a plan to follow up with recruiters of interest and relax — enjoy the opportunity to connect with a real live person and ask some questions of your own,” Flanagan said.Tags: Career Center, career fair, career fair 2015, internship fair, winter career and internship fair, winter internship, winter internship fair The Career Center will be hosting its annual Winter Career and Internship Fair this Thursday in the Joyce Center from 4-8 p.m., Hilary Flanagan, director of the Career Center, said.A wide range of industries will be at the Fair representing 133 employers, with a mix of full-time and internship opportunities available for students from all majors, Flanagan said.“Our team begins planning the next career fair right after the current one is complete — the events are ever evolving based on student and employer feedback and needs,” Flanagan said.last_img read more

first_img* Rivers United through to Round of 32Duro IkhazuagbeThe usual drama associated with FA Cups around the world continued yesterday as 2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Lobi Stars of Makurdi, was sent out of the Round of 64 stage of the AITEO Federation Cup.Lobi is to represent Nigeria in next season’s CAF Champions League after being declared winners of the 2018 NPFL season with over a dozen matches left to be played. Amateur clubside, Standard FC stopped Lobi from dreaming of a double this season when after a 1-1 result in regulation time, the Kaduna team triumphed 3-2 on penalty shootout.Interestingly, it was Standard that took the lead in the first half before the NPFL champions rallied to even score in the second stanza.The drama of topflight teams crashing did not stop with Lobi. Lagos church team, MFM FC, also exited the competition in shootout.Second-tier Bet9ja Nigeria National League team, Sokoto United defeated Coach Fidelis Ilechukwu and his NPFL campaigners 4-3 in the ensuing penalty kicks after regulation time ended goalless.However, it was not all bad news for NPFL teams as River United who struggled to escape drop to the lower league in the 2017 season crushed a hapless Gusau XI 6-0 to progress to the Round of 32 at the Lafia City Stadium in Nasarawa State capital.Bernard Ovoke was in fine form scoring four times as Rivers United totally annihilated Gusau Eleven.Frederick Obomate and Malachy Ohawume contributed the other two goals for the Rivers State own team.In another game whose second half was concluded yesterday morning, Kwara United defeated Ogun All Stars FC 3-1 to progress to the Round of 32 also.Earlier on Sunday, Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan, Heartland Football Club of Owerri and Bendel Insurance FC of Benin City all crashed out of the competition.Shooting lost to Supreme Court while the Naze Millionaires were caged by Confine FC. Insurance lost to Remo Stars Feeder team.However, Cup holders Akwa United moved into next round of the competition with a comprehensive 7-0 drubbing of amateur club, Hope of Glory in their round of 64 tie.In Port Harcourt, Akwa United showed their form as they completely outclassed Hope of Glory with Aniekeme Asuquo grabbing a hat-trick while the duo of Victor Mbaoma and Ezekiel Bassey scored a brace apiece.Shooting Stars lost 5-4 on penalties to fellow Bet9ja Nigeria National League side, Supreme Court in Benin. The game ended in a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes.Nationwide League one side, Cofine FC created one of the biggest upsets of the round by edging out Heartland 4-2 on penalties after the game finished 1-1 at regulation time.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgEveryone has heard the commercials proclaiming “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”While it’s true for most visits to Sin City, the No 8-ranked Wisconsin wrestling team will try to build on their strong performance at the Cliff Keen Invite in Las Vegas this past weekend. The Badgers wrestled well and finished with two wrestlers — Tyler Turner and Craig Henning — in the top five.”All things considered, it was a good performance. We had nine guys compete, four of them were backups and everyone stepped it up,” head coach Barry Davis said. “I was very pleased with the overall effort and the way we competed.”This weekend the Badgers will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa where they will take on a formidable opponent in Northern Iowa. On the Mats, UNI holds a slim 18-16 advantage in the all-time series against Wisconsin.However, as of late, the Badgers have succeeded against the Panthers, winning the last three meetings in convincing fashion. Currently, Northern Iowa is ranked at No. 20 and has nationally ranked wrestlers at the 141, 157 and 165-pound weight classes.One of the more stimulating matchups of the weekend should be at the 133-pound weight class, where Tom Clum is expected to make his triumphant return to the Badger lineup.After being sidelined with a wrist injury all season the All-American will square off against one of Northern Iowa’s best in Chris Helgeson. Helgeson is currently the active leader in career wins at UNI with 64, and this season he holds a 13-6 record — good enough for best on the team.Players and coaches alike have been waiting for Clum to return, and there’s no doubt he will be put to the test in his debut this weekend.At the 141-pound weight class, UW senior Ed Gutnik will be facing sophomore C.J. Ettelson, who currently leads the Panthers with three pins on the year. Ettelson is 11-4 this season and has a career record of 33-16. He was a national qualifier a year ago after posting a 22-12 record as a redshirt freshman.Gutnik, who has emerged as a star for the Badgers, has just one loss on the year after being defeated by one point against Northern Illinois’s Josh Wooton.”[Northern Iowa has] got a bunch of guys ranked. They’re a talented squad and it should be a good meet,” Gutnik said. “But we always expect to win and it’s no different this weekend.”At the 174-pound class, Wisconsin’s Tyler Turner will be competing after an eventful weekend in Vegas. After losing his first match of the season in the semi-finals, Turner went on to take home third place in tournament after beating the No. 2-ranked wrestler in the country, Arizona State’s Pat Payne.Turner, who is 9-1 on the year, expects a hostile environment in Cedar Falls and will look to weather the storm.”The [crowd’s] going to be with them and the fact that we’re ranked higher doesn’t mean they don’t have a chance,” Turner said. “Anything could happen, and we’re just looking to improve on what we have so far. We’ve just got to forget about the crowd, do the little things and [we’ll] be OK.”Following their road meet against Northern Iowa, Wisconsin will return home and hit the mats for another set of matches against Northern Illinois. Back-to-back meets in different venues won’t be an easy task, but Davis expects his team to be ready.”I don’t anticipate that being a problem — we’ve had the Vegas tournament back-to-back days and then the Rock Haven tournament followed by Penn State,” Davis said. “I was wondering how our young guys would handle it but they responded well in some hostile environments. We’ve been training for these situations all season, and we’ll be ready.”Saturday’s meet will be broadcast live on Iowa local television, while the Badgers’ home meet against Northern Illinois will be available via webcast at Uwbadgers.com.”We’re getting a chance to perform in Iowa and show their fans what this program is all about,” Davis said. “Wisconsin wrestling is on the move, and when we come home, we’re going to get a chance to showcase our talent. These are two must-win situations because we’ve got to keep on the upswing before our schedule gets heavy.”last_img read more