Fair brings the interview to students

Graphic courtesy of Public Affairs

Graphic courtesy of Public Affairs

Tyla Eakins
News Writing Student

Lines of people gathered for the seventh annual Part-Time Job Fair from 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the McCasland Ballroom.

Over 200 Cameron students seized the opportunity to discuss part- time job opportunities face-to-face with employers. Nearly two-dozen local employers attended the job fair including banks, food service companies, retailers, the United States Air Force and Cameron ROTC.

Junior Don Brogdon attended the event after seeing it on the Cameron website.

“There were a lot of options,” he said.

Career Services coordinators Jordan Scribner and Paula Merrifield planned the job fair. This fair was Scribner’s first to coordinate.

“It was a wonderful experience and a really smooth process,” Scribner said. “We spent months of preparation reaching out to employers, and marketing it to students”.

Scribner believes that the most important thing for the job fair is not only finding a job but also to get a look at what’s to come after college.

“Job … fairs is to help bring employers to campus so that they can network with students,” Scribner said.” “So they [students] can have an opportunity to gain experience to see what’s out there in their fields and just get exposure to different opportunities out there.”

Even though the job fair was a successful event and had a high turnout of both students and employers alike, Scribner found some areas to improve upon for the next fair.

“We would have like to have placed greater emphasis on professional dress and on professional behavior,” Scribner said. “Students need to understand that even if it’s a part time job you still need to dress very professionally for it.”

The part-time job fair is one of two annual job fairs Career Services holds. The Red River Career Expo is for fulltime, graduate and internship opportunities, whereas the other is for part time job opportunities with fewer fulltime positions offered. Students who attended the part time job fair were encouraged to bring their resumes and dress professionally in the event that employers would interview many applicants that day.

The next job fair will be on Feb. 19 in the Aggie Rec Center.

Lines of people gathered for the seventh annual Part-Time Job Fair from 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 4 in the McCasland Ballroom.

Over 200 Cameron students seized the opportunity to discuss part- time job opportunities face-to-face with employers. Nearly two-dozen local employers attended the job fair including banks, food service companies, retailers, the United States Air Force and Cameron ROTC.

Junior Don Brogdon attended the event after seeing it on the Cameron website.

“There were a lot of options,” he said.

Career Services coordinators Jordan Scribner and Paula Merrifield planned the job fair. This fair was Scribner’s first to coordinate.

“It was a wonderful experience and a really smooth process,” Scribner said. “We spent months of preparation reaching out to employers, and marketing it to students”.

Scribner believes that the most important thing for the job fair is not only finding a job but also to get a look at what’s to come after college.

“Job … fairs is to help bring employers to campus so that they can network with students,” Scribner said.” “So they [students] can have an opportunity to gain experience to see what’s out there in their fields and just get exposure to different opportunities out there.”

Even though the job fair was a successful event and had a high turnout of both students and employers alike, Scribner found some areas to improve upon for the next fair.

“We would have like to have placed greater emphasis on professional dress and on professional behavior,” Scribner said. “Students need to understand that even if it’s a part time job you still need to dress very professionally for it.”

The part-time job fair is one of two annual job fairs Career Services holds. The Red River Career Expo is for fulltime, graduate and internship opportunities, whereas the other is for part time job opportunities with fewer fulltime positions offered. Students who attended the part time job fair were encouraged to bring their resumes and dress professionally in the event that employers would interview many applicants that day.

The next job fair will be on Feb. 19 in the Aggie Rec Center.

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