Bayou Classic Job Fair

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – High school students, college students close to starting professional careers or heading to graduate school and professionals in search of other opportunities are invited to attend The Empowerment Exchange – the Bayou Classic's official career and college expo.

The free event is scheduled Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans. The expo is one of several events held prior to the annual Bayou Classic football matchup between Grambling State and Southern University. Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Town Talk reports ( ) two panel discussions also will be held, including one on hazing. Grambling State President Frank Pogue and Southern University System President Ronald Mason Jr. are expected to participate in the 2 p.m. panel moderated by CNN political analyst Roland Martin.

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