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Career Makeover polishes students for the job search

April 07, 2010 12:00AM

Students hunting for a job after graduation will discover ways to be polished and prepped for an interview at this week's Career Makeover event at Pittsburg State University.

The second annual "Career Makeover: From Handshakes to Haircuts" will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, in the Crimson and Gold Ballroom.

The event features informational booths ranging from how to accessorize an outfit to delivering professional handshakes and introductions. Other stations will offer shoe-shining, mini-manis (nail and hand grooming for men), haircuts by two local salons, lessons on properly tying a tie, and more. Students attending can register to win free suits and dress shoes, offered by JCPenney and the Office of Career Services.

At 5:30 p.m., Chad Friesen, a recent PSU graduate and the area service and parts manager for 18 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealerships across Kansas, will deliver the keynote address, "The Keys to Success in a Tough Market." Other breakout sessions featuring four area professionals will focus on social networking, diversifying job opportunities, relocation, and evaluating benefits.

"This event gives students an opportunity to prepare and polish themselves as they begin their job searches and enter into the interview process," said Mindy Cloninger, director of Career Services.

Cost to attend the event is $5, which can be paid at the door if students haven't pre-registered. For more information, contact Career Services at 620-235-4140 or visit

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