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    Alumni offer help to students

    Students will have the opportunity to find jobs, learn to manage their money and create lifelong relationships tomorrow at the UA’s first Life After College Fair.

    Hosted by the UofA Bookstores and the UA’s Alumni Association, the event will feature representatives from six alumni chapters across the country, who will be on hand to provide networking opportunities and advice, said Chrystean Page, the association’s assistant director of student relations and career services.

    The What, Where and When

    Life After College Fair Lower level, UofA Bookstore
    Tomorrow, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Meet with UA alumni and perhaps land housing or job accommodations for after graduation; tips for money management also available.

    “”If someone is moving to Chicago and they don’t know where to live, eat, etc., our reps, who are alumni, can help them,”” she said.

    The fair, to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the lower level of the UofA Bookstore, arises from a culmination of job-related stresses: the poor job market, the quelling of nerves as school life ends and the introduction to the working world, Page said.

    “”We have a new alumni president (Chris Vlahos) and, while talking to other chapters, thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to introduce students to what we can offer them as alumni?’ “” she said.

    Information regarding career counseling and job searching, as well as benefits to being a part of the Alumni Association, will be available, Page said. “”It’s a great event if you’re not a senior,”” she said. “”Maybe if you’re from L.A. and you’re going to move back, you can establish your contacts and connections now.””

    Representatives from Bank of America will be around to answer questions about loans as well as money management.

    Individuals from Kaplan, the UA’s Career Services and multicultural clubs on campus are slated to attend, as well.

    “”We want it to be very encompassing,”” Page said.

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