FBI recruiter to speak in Gorman

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Kelsey Clary
Contributing Writer

Career Services will host a presentation by FBI Recruiter Lydia Maese from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, in Gorman B.  Maese will talk to University of Dallas students about the history of the FBI, the different types of careers available within the FBI, and the internship and university hire programs they use to staff open positions.

Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the requirements to form part of the FBI team.

The FBI presentation is just one of the many events that Career Services hosts in order to present a variety of career options to students and to provide them with valuable networking opportunities.

“Career Services is committed to providing opportunities like this for students to meet and learn from business professionals across various industries,” said John Christensen, the senior advisor at Career Services.

He also emphasized that these events give the students an opportunity to speak one on one with the presenters during breaks or following such presentations.

Christensen encourages students to attend open houses and job fairs.  Students should remember that it is important to present themselves as the types of employees companies would like to hire, Christensen said.  Dressing well and building a portfolio of volunteer work and internships can be vital when job-hunting, he added.

He also emphasized the importance of relationships and said that students with large networks – family members, friends, friends of friends, past employers, teachers or volunteer coordinators, and contacts made through Career Services and the university – can be hired by companies that already know they will perform their duties well.

“It’s all about risk reduction,” he said. Attendance at Thursday’s presentation is just one way for students to show companies that they are lower-risk candidates for jobs.

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