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Career fair targets liberal arts majors
The Career Planning and Placement Center is sponsoring its first liberal arts career and internship fair from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 12-13 in Tresidder's Oak Rooms.
The first day of the fair will feature more than 70 employers from the pubic service sector; the second day, approximately 50 employers representing the fields of business, communications and entertainment.
Al Levin, assistant director at the center, said one of the main objectives of the fair is to debunk the myth that there is a dearth of job opportunities for liberal arts majors.
"We want to let them know that there really are positions out there for them," Levin said.
By majoring in such fields as English, history and political science, Levin said, students develop strong research, writing, communication and problem-solving skills that can be applied to a wide range of careers.
The fair is open to undergraduate and graduate students in the liberal arts.
By Marisa Cigarroa