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By Bryon Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 19, 1997

Professionals seeking students next week

Bryon Wells

UA Career Services will begin its Career Week '97 today, with a reception at noon in Old Main to announce information about the career search activities scheduled for next week.

During Career Week, representatives from local and national companies will inform students about internship and post-graduation opportunities.

The career fair will be split according to job fields starting Tuesday with business, liberal arts and retail day. Engineering, science and agriculture day will be held on Wednesday.

At the Career Fair, students will be able to network themselves with corporate representatives, as well as hand in rÚsumÚs to companies they are interested in.

Besides the Career Fair, University of Arizona Career Services provides other resources for job hunting, such as rÚsumÚ writing workshops and critiques, as well as online career searching services.

The UA Southwest Retail Center for Education and Research will hold its 1997 Retail Career Fair beginning Monday.

The retail center will host a reception for the Retail Career Fair, which is independent of the Career Services program, on the patio of the Family and Consumer Resources building at 2 p.m.

Retail center staff member Kim Brooke said recruiters from corporations such as Macy's, Sears, J.C. Penney and Neiman Marcus also will be present to speak with visitors about opportunities available to UA students in the field of retailing.

Later Monday, Dayton Hudson Corporation CEO Vivian Stephenson will give a presentation, "Winning the Sale: Information Technology in Retailing," starting at 4 p.m. in Gallagher Theatre.

According to Southwest Retail Center director Ellen Goldsberry, Dayton Hudson is a major retailing corporation that owns Target, Mervyn's, Dayton's, Hudson's and Marshall Fields stores.

She said Stephenson will serve as the center's 1997 fall "Resident Retail Professional," and that the center often works closely in cooperation with corporate advisers and sponsors in this manner.

According to Goldsberry, corporate sponsor J.C. Penney recently donated about $100,000 worth of computer equipment to the center. The center maintains a J.C. Penney Multi-Media Information Technology facility in the Family and Consumer Resources building.

Goldsberry said the Southwest Retail Center is one of four resource centers in the country, and was designed with the help of corporate sponsors to educate future retailers with "a growing emphasis on leadership skills."

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