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Student led event helped prepare others for their future

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HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -
Resume writing and job interviews are two big parts of getting any job and for many college students, they're doing these things for the first time. 

A local university hosted an event to help others applying for jobs in the middle of a slow recovering economy.
Local students and residents had the opportunity to learn about getting a career Saturday at Hannibal-LaGrange University.
With graduation right around the corner, HLGU senior, Elizabeth Miller  hosted the event "Discover your Career Potential" at the university's library. This was Miller's senior project, but she said it was also aimed at helping other students with their futures. 
"I just want to teach people more about how to get a job, how to interview well, how to create a good resume, how to find a job that really fits them and really just something they're going to love," said Miller.
Finding a job that a student can enjoy and grow into took center stage. The event included three professional speakers, focusing on how to match an individual's skills, passions, and personalities to find a career, how to create a resume, and practicing for interviews.
HLGU student, Bethany Avery, said she attended the event to learn more about how to spice up her resume, and to make herself marketable to potential employers.
"I really just want to learn how to be professional in the job area and that's not something I've learned yet," said Avery.
Others like, Palmer Schroeder, said the skills he learned Saturday are lifelong. 
"I may be a freshman in college but at any age you can really use this kind of stuff," said Schroeder. "You know their's interview skills, resume skills, and when I get out of college I'll use those in some way no matter what career field I'm in."
Miller and university faculty members are planning to continue the event next year as well. 

HLGU's Media Communication Department is hoping to do a similar event next year, to help prepare the graduating seniors.
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