Southeastern Louisiana University students and alumni are invited to participate in Career Fair 2014, the Office of Career Services’ annual universitywide career event, a news release from the university said.

Held as a benefit exclusively for Southeastern students and alumni, Career Fair 2014 will include more than 150 organizational participants and will be from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of University Avenue and Gen. Pershing.

Representatives from various companies and associations, from government agencies, and from the business, engineering, finance and banking industries will be on-site to answer questions and take résumés during the free event.

“Career Fair provides Southeastern students and graduates the opportunity to obtain that much-needed face time with recruiters to set themselves apart from the rest of the pack and all of those faceless résumés that come their way,” said Ken Ridgedell, director of Career Services. “There is no other venue that will allow you to directly interact with recruiters and managers from over 150 employers and leave a lasting, positive impression. In fact, it would take you months to speak with as many recruiters as you can in one day at Southeastern’s Career Fair 2014.”

To get the most out of the fair, Ridgedell said students and alumni should bring copies of their résumés; be prepared to briefly discuss career interests, goals, knowledge and skills; and collect brochures and business cards.

For information on Career Fair 2014, visit www.southeastern.edu/careerfairinfo or contact Career Services at (985) 549-2121 or careerservices@southeastern.edu.