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BCC's Career Services to Host Events for Jobseeekers

Job Fair

Burlington County College’s (BCC) Career Services Center is organizing several upcoming events, including a summer job fair, on the college’s Mount Laurel campus for students, alumni and community members to improve their opportunities in the workplace.

“Burlington County College is a great partner in the county’s workforce development efforts,” said Burlington County Freeholder Director Mary Ann O’Brien. “Anyone looking for assistance and guidance to find a job or advance in their career should use the free services available at the college’s Career Services Center and the many other workforce agencies within Burlington County.”

BCC’s upcoming career-related events include a workshop to prepare individuals for the summer job and internship fair, a lunch and learn and “Dress to Impress” clothing resale pop-up shop.

“The college is committed to helping our students and all community members take the necessary steps to secure gainful employment,” said BCC Interim President Dr. David Spang. “In addition to these valuable events, BCC is proud to serve as a resource for anyone who needs helps writing a resume, preparing for an interview or finding a job.  Burlington County College’s numerous career-oriented certificate programs and training programs are designed for those who wish to directly enter today’s workforce.”

Calendar of Events:

Thursday, Feb. 26: Prepare for the Fair!: Join BCC’s Career Services staff to learn how you can prepare for the summer job and internship fair. Resumes, interview techniques and professional attire will be discussed. This workshop is free and will be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at BCC’s Mount Laurel campus in Laurel Hall, room 212. RSVP required.

Tuesday, March 3: Lunch and Learn - Getting the Job and Keeping it! Presented by Fastenal: Mike Kane, District Manager for Fastenal, North America’s largest fastener distributor, talks about the qualities and characteristics corporate hiring managers seek in recent college graduates, professionalism in the workplace and job interviews. This event is free and will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Mount Laurel campus in Laurel Hall, room 320. Lunch is provided. RSVP required.

Thursday, March 5: Dress to Impress Clothing Resale Event: Are you looking to expand your professional wardrobe on a limited budget? The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s Mobile ReSale Boutique is coming to BCC’s Briggs Road Center (room 115), located adjacent to the Mount Laurel campus. Find professional and business casual clothing at a bargain price. Entrance to the pop-up shop is free. Community members are invited to shop from 1:30-3:30 p.m. BCC students will be permitted to shop early, starting at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10: BCC Summer Job and Internship Fair: Jobseekers are invited to meet with hiring managers at the Enterprise Center at BCC, on the Mount Laurel campus, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 40 employers in industries like health care, food service, financial, education and retail will be on hand to discuss summer employment opportunities and internships. Jobseekers are expected to dress professionally and bring updated copies of their resume. This event is free.

BCC’s Director of Career Services Roseanne Buckley said she was most excited about the addition of the clothing resale event to the strong lineup of career preparation events the college presents every year.

“We are really excited to present the new clothing resale event this year,” Buckley said. “Appropriate attire is definitely a factor in an employer’s hiring decision, but we know students and those who are on limited budget may find it difficult to purchase a new suit. This event will feature new, or gently used, professional wardrobe pieces at extraordinarily affordable prices.”

To RSVP for the Career Services workshop on Feb. 26 and the Lunch and Learn on March 3, please visit bcc-csm.symplicity.com and register for a new account or log into your existing account. For more information on any of these events or BCC’s Career Services Center, please visit www.bcc.edu/careers or call 609-894-9311, ext. 1034.