Laker Life Briefs 10/3

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Sabrina Edwards, Laker Life Editor

Prepare for the career fair

There are two chances this week for students to prepare for the career fair being held on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Pew campus and Wednesday, Oct. 5 on the Allendale campus. Events will help students get the resources they need to foster connections with potential employers.

The first event will take place in the Siedman Forum from 5-7 p.m. The second is in the Career Center from noon-2 p.m.

At the events, students will be taught elevator pitches and be given information about what to include when making introductions to potential employers. There will also be three-minute walk-up interview tips.

Much of the prep is going to be focused on the interviewing process. Students will also be able to get new headshots taken to pass along with their resumes as well as resume reviews. Students who attend the events are asked to wear business casual clothing for their headshots.

The career fair is the following week on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the DeVos Convention Place. This is its first time being held in person since the pandemic, so students will be able to make a face-to-face impression with professionals in the fields they’re interested in.

Get connected with Stars for Make-A-Wish

Stars for Make-A-Wish is having its second meeting of this school year this Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 7-7:45 p.m in the Kirkhof Center in room 2259.

At the meeting, the club will be going over some events they hope to hold for the semester. The group fundraises for the Make-A-Wish charity to help children with serious illnesses. The group meets biweekly with the next meeting will be held on Oct. 18. For more information students can email the club at [email protected]

Buy books from the Book Club

GVSU’s Book Club is hosting a book sale this Thursday from noon-4 p.m. in the Kirkhof Center lobby.

The club will be selling popular books, fantasy, mystery, fiction and more. Books will be $5 each, regardless of the title. The sale is being held to help fundraise for future club activities. Those interested can join the book club by attending their meetings on Thursdays in the Kirkhof Center in room 2270 at 8 p.m.