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Kevin Locke ’88, Matt Fadel ’08, and Will Curto ’11 talked shop at today’s Career EXPO.

‘Tis the season to leave the jeans and T’s behind and don those suits, ties, and sensible heels, because Career Services is delivering a one-two punch this week with the 18th annual Career EXPO today and the Graduate/Professional School Fair tomorrow.

First up was the EXPO. Slayter Union was buzzing this afternoon with potential employers and internship sponsors talking with students.

Several of the 19 organizations were represented by Denison alumni like Kevin Locke ’88 and Matt Fadel ’08, who fielded questions about Dixon Hughes, a large accounting firm that has diversified into such industries as healthcare, insurance, legal and real estate.

Students like seniors Will Curto, a political science and international studies major from Western Springs, Ill., and Lenny Mills, a political science major from Pittsburgh, were able to get details about specific positions within the company and about Dixon Hughes’ hiring process.

Not-for-profit organizations, such as City Year Columbus and Teach for America, also were represented and drew long lines of interested students. The City Year youth corps creates teams of young adults, ages 17 to 24, to work as tutors and mentors to school children and in civic engagement programs. Teach For America enlists a group of individuals who have the skills and commitment to improve the education of students in low-income communities.

Tomorrow the Graduate/Professional School Fair will be another crowd pleaser, with representatives from 29 graduate and professional schools and 30 law schools strutting their stuff and giving students the chance to strut theirs.

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