University of Phoenix invites public to career symposium - Tucson News Now

University of Phoenix invites public to career symposium

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The University of Phoenix is inviting current and prospective students, alumni and local community members to a special symposium to help individuals make the connection between education and a meaningful career.

According to a news release, attendees will experience first-hand the tools and services available to career seekers to help put them on the path. These tools help job seekers understand how their interests align with current careers, where jobs in those careers are available and the steps needed to gain the education and skills to pursue them.

The event takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the U of P Southern Arizona Campus, 300 S. Craycroft Road in Tucson.

More information can be found online.

Attending employers include:

-Coventry Health Care

-Verizon Wireless

-H&R Block

-Tucson Airport Authority

-New York Life

-DHS, CBP, U.S. Border Patrol

-Tucson Electric Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program

-GEICO

-NESCO Resource

-Casa de los Ninos

-Agero

At the event, U of P staff and faculty, along with local employers, will share important information on the following topics:

• Career fair – Local employers will be on hand to talk one-on-one with attendees about employment opportunities in the area.

• Phoenix career services – Attendees will experience the Phoenix Career Service portal, a new suite of services, tools and resources that help individuals take control of their career search by helping them understand which careers best align with their interests and what jobs are available for those careers in their markets. It also provides students with a customized career plan to help them develop the skills and knowledge employers demand for the careers they are pursuing.

• Networking forum – Attendees will be able to network and speak directly with hiring managers, University faculty and staff to understand the steps needed to work toward the career that is best for them.

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