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    Careerfest and other events help students get involved

    Here at Sonoma State University, there are plenty of opportunities for  new students to get involved and help strengthen the bond of the community as a whole. 

    With events such as the Careerfest, hosted March 7 – 16 in the Seawolf Plaza, there is no shortage of events that offer students, faculty, staff, and alumni a chance to enjoy the beautiful campus and connect with other students along with the community. 

    One of the biggest events on campus right now is the annual Careerfest which, according to their website, is an event that, “includes two weeks of events designed to help Seawolves get career-ready and find jobs, internship opportunities, and volunteer opportunities.” 

    The Careerfest is the best way for Sonoma State students to get real feedback on resumes, interview practice and practicing an “elevator pitch” for potential employers. 

    Each week brings new and exciting opportunities such as a “Tabling and Drop-in Resume Reviews with Employers with Community Action Partnership Sonoma” event on March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Seawolf Plaza. 

    This event is available for current SSU and Alumni students who want to gain a professional opinion on their resumes. 

    After the first week activities are over with, the second week welcomes the addition of the Career Fair. The Career Fair is held in person March 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Ballroom A located on the third floor of the student center. 

    On March 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the career fair will be going virtual on Handshake which can be found in the student portal of every Sonoma State student. 

    On top of these organizations there are a million more ways students can get involved with the many facets that make SSU great. 

    One of the ways students can get involved or learn more about on-campus opportunities  is through Sonoma State’s Associated Students, which is host to a variety of different departments such as, Associated Students Productions (ASP), Join Us Making Progress(JUMP), and Student Involvement (SI). 

    Each division brings something unique to the table and are excellent resources for any student to turn to when they want to get involved on campus. 

    According to Associated Students, their mission is to create an environment where they will “enrich the lives of students and build a sense of community as well as building a vibrant community of students as well as support and empower individuals by providing resources, leadership opportunities, social connection, and community service.” 

    These student-run organizations work hard to put on these events for the community and offer faculty and students the chance to come together.  to see students succeed in coming together as a community. 

    From one side of school to the other, students will always find something to look forward to whether that be a concert at the Green Music Center, a club sport game played on one of the fields off of the Beaujolais dorm buildings, or finding an event at the HUB Cultural Center. 

    The HUB Cultural Center (which stands for, Honoring the Past, Uniting the present, and Building the future, is a safe place on campus that focuses on fostering connections.. Part of the HUB’s mission is to “cultivate meaningful conversation and build community within and between diverse cultures. ”Our programs and events focus on inclusivity, equity, and community-building.” 

    The events at the HUB range from “Women of Color Collectives” where women of color share stories and experiences from their lives to “It’s a Guy Thing: Redefining Masculinity” where SSU students can gather to talk, share ideas, discuss challenges and advantages of being a man in today’s society.” 

    These events at the HUB, along with concerts, Greek Organizations, and Student Involvement organizations can all be looked into further by browsing apps like Engage, an app located in the student portal, or Handshake, another app located on the student portal for job and internship opportunities. 

    STAR// Noah Clarke

    The Filipino American Association proudly representing themselves in the Seawolf Plaza.

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