More than 160 students attended last month’s fall 2013 Employment Prep Conference in order to prepare to meet employers at the Career Services Expo on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The event opened at noon with an employer panel which answered various questions about the job search process, and ways that students could market themselves effectively to companies. Panelists included employers from Lockheed Martin, Total Quality Logistics, City Year and the CIA.

After the panel session, employers provided both resume critiques and practice interviews. Students had the opportunity to ask questions and learn about how they could personally enhance their own employability when searching for jobs in the future. In addition, some employers (such as Target and TEK Systems) presented job search workshops that allowed students to learn more from the employers’ perspective.

The event took place from 12 to 4 p.m. and was open to all UCF students and alumni. Career Services staff and volunteers directed students and answered additional questions about Career Services’ resources.

Career Services is a department in the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services.