Learn about in-demand careers and your pathway to them at the Career Exploration Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, May 3 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.

The Career Exploration Fair is more than just a job fair. It provides attendees with the chance to sharpen their job-seeking skills, meet industry professionals, examine possible careers and begin developing a plan for their futures.

Keynote speaker Ron Nash will kick off the event at 10 a.m., getting the crowd fired up about ways to market themselves to potential employers. A vendor fair with dozens of local and national businesses will kick off at noon alongside “campfire sessions” providing 20-minute informal discussions on topics like résumés, company research and career planning.

Check out these topics: “Wear This, Not That: A Millennial’s Guide to Business,” “Social Media: Is Your Boss Watching You?” “How to Keep a Job and Make a Career Out of it,” “Résumé: Win Now and Win Fast in Today’s Competitive Job Market,” “Social Media Etiquette: Creating Your Personal Brand on LinkedIn,” and more.

“The Collin College Career Exploration Fair is a great opportunity for our students and the public to refine their job-seeking skills and find a career that helps them realize their dreams,” fair organizer Karen Musa said.

The following is a list of the companies and universities who have signed up so far to meet our students and community members: 85°C Bakery, Allegra Marketing, ASI Partner, Childress Engineering Services, Code Authority, Dallas Bridal Show, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Elite Casio Events, Emerson, Experian, GeoShack, Green Fit Placement, Hilton Anatole, Hilton Granite Park, InterContinental Hotel Group, JCPenny, Jungle Joe’s, Keller Williams ~ The Stefanu Team, Lane Gorman Trubitt, Liberty Mutual, Market Street, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Newcrest Image, Olive Garden, Omni Hotels ~ Frisco, Pinstack Bowl, Ritz-Carlton, Rosewood Hotels ~ Masion on Turtle Creek, Salem Media Group, Sheraton Stonebriar, State Farm, Sysco, TD Industries, The Joule & The Lumen, Upen Group, UPS, Vector Marketing Corporation, Westin Stonebriar, Westin Dallas Park Central, Zoe’s Kitchen, Business & Hotel Management School ~ Switzerland, MPI Collin College Student Club, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech University, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Dallas and Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas.

Attendees should dress in business attire, be prepared to visit with human resource professionals and recruiters, and bring plenty of copies of their current résumé. To register, visit https://careerfairprc.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Karen Musa at KMusa@collin.edu.