Students get head start with Career Services’ FastPass program

Career Services now offers students ways to get a head start at career fairs. FastPass, a program implemented last October, allows participating students to submit their resumes to potential employers up to a week before the career fair.

Senior Paul Clayton said he believes FastPass is working like it should.

“I signed up for FastPass last semester, and I think it gave me the extra boost I needed to land a co-op,” Clayton said. “It was a great feeling when a representative from a business recognizes your name from your resume.”

Director of Career Services, Alice Camuti said FastPass was a success when it was employed last fall, not only because of the advantage it gave to students but for the positive feedback it received from the employers who attended the fairs. Camuti said the businesses were excited they could see the students’ resumes ahead of time.

“FastPass breaks the ice for both students and employers,” Camuti said. “It’s beneficial for both sides.”

FastPass also provides students with a printed name tag showing their degree, major and graduation date. Camuti says the printed nametags look more professional than handwritten tags, and they enable students to skip the stop at the registration desk and go straight into the fair.

Career Services also offers a seminar that gives students pointers on how to stand out to employers at a career fair.

Camuti said that FastPass coupled with this seminar will give students plenty of chances to succeed at the upcoming fairs.

The Career Fair Blast seminar is scheduled from 11a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Johnson Hall Auditorium.

For more information about FastPass or the Career Fair Blast, visit Career Services, located in RUC Room 328.