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Sowela hosts spring career fair

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Sasol representative informs Sowela students on potential career opportunities (Source: Monica Grimaldo / KPLC) Sasol representative informs Sowela students on potential career opportunities (Source: Monica Grimaldo / KPLC)
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LAKE CHARLES, LA -

Sowela students explored multiple post-graduation options in hopes of finding their next move at the 2014 Spring Career Fair.

"I think that's a great idea to have this going on," said Sowela nursing student. "If you don't know what you want to do after you finish school, you can come out here and explore and get an idea of what you want to do when you get out of school."

Local employers such as Sasol and PPG provided recruitment information while other employers such as Citgo were recruiting on-site. Four-year universities like McNeese and LSU in Baton Rouge were also on site for those wanting to transfer after graduation.

"It really encourages them to complete their degrees and know that they do have these extraordinary employment opportunities waiting for them as they finish their degrees," said Director of Career Planning and Placement Angie Schexnider. "They can get out there and they can earn money and have a great living to provide for their families and their futures so, it's really important for them to come out here and learn of all these employment opportunities locally."

Students say Sowela's career fair not only directed them towards the right career path but encouraged those who aren't so sure.

"I think they should try out things before they actually pursue them," said nursing student Casey Robertson. "That's what I did and I had no idea. I wanted to go for architecture but I tried out nursing and ended up really loving it so, I can't really imagine what else I would do without it."

Other students say their plans are simpler.

"I'm just doing this to upgrade myself, said Johnson, who also works as a nurse at a clinic in DeQuincy.

"There are different advantages," said Robertson. "There's different ways you can roll so, it gives you different opportunities to look at. That way, you can have a better choice in your career."

For more information on Sowela's career planning services, CLICK HERE.

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