CU-Boulder Career Services Holds Minority Career Conference

October 30, 1997

The Career Services office at the University of Colorado at Boulder will hold its Annual Statewide Minority Career conference titled “Diversity In The Work Force” on Nov. 12.

The conference will be held in the University Memorial Center Ballroom from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide an opportunity for African American, Asian American and Hispanic-Latino college and high school students from throughout Colorado to gain valuable information on various career options.

The conference also will focus on connecting qualified minority alumni with representatives from industry and public agencies for possible part-time, full-time or permanent employment.

“Students can benefit because it can help them make contact with the companies they may be interested in working for or finding an internship with,” said Derrick Watson of Career Services. “It will give them exposure to different types of organizations.”

More than 50 corporations and governmental agencies will be attending, including the City and County of Denver, Enterprise Rental Car, Pepsi and State Farm Insurance. The companies typically are looking for students with a liberal arts degree.

Booths will be set up to provide literature, to drop off resumes, to set up interviewing schedules and to answer questions. Four hundred to five hundred students are expected to attend.

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