Career week offers new Tech Expo

By Cheryl Fogle

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Recruiters from more than 60 companies will participate in Career Week tomorrow and Friday, the annual job fair that introduces students to potential employers.

"Students should be aggressive," said Ahna Marin, student coordinator. "Don't be afraid to talk to the recruiters."

Marin, an accounting senior who plans to graduate in December, said students should dress professionally and have copies of their rĒsumĒ handy. In addition, she said they should take business cards from recruiters and write follow-up letters later.

"Let recruiters know you are interested in their companies," she said.

This year, a program to educate employers about hiring people with disabilities, Tech Expo, will run during Career Week. It will include workshops about workplace accommodations and exhibits including wheelchair lifts and the Kurz, a machine that translates the printed page into speech.

"We want to show that there are simple solutions that employers can use to accommodate (people in) the workplace," said Noel White, career specialist for employer development.

"They can put cinder blocks under table legs to make it high enough for a wheelchair to fit under (at a low cost)," she said.

Career Week will be held in the Student Union's Arizona Ballroom.

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