Career fair connects students and potential employers

Enterprise Rent-a-Car’s branch rental managers Jasmine Cardenas and Kimberlee Walker were among those employers at the career fair Wednesday in Sneaky Park. The event allowed students to meet potential employers to learn about various careers. / photo by Drake Ingram
Enterprise Rent-a-Car’s branch rental managers Jasmine Cardenas and Kimberlee Walker were among those employers at the career fair Wednesday in Sneaky Park. The event allowed students to meet potential employers to learn about various careers. / photo by Drake Ingram

Isabel Amezquita
Staff Writer

The University hosted an in-person career fair Wednesday, allowing students and alumni the opportunity to connect and network with employers – and potentially be interviewed or hired on the spot.

Roughly 100 job seekers attended the Sneaky Park event where more than 10 employers had set up booths. 

Among the employers were the Walt Disney Company, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, San Manuel Yaamava’ Resort and Casino, McKinley Children’s Center, Cintas Uniform Services and the Army. 

Some on-campus employers showed up to find potential new hires.

The event also offered free goodies from a food truck.

Amanda Miller, career center director, said that after three years of virtual events, she liked seeing so many people turn out for the in-person event.

“Some virtual (career fairs) have also been a success,” Miller said. “But today we have all the employers (and) 100 students that registered, and many walk-ins too.”

“It makes me happy to see our students have the opportunity to have a job lined up, or at least an idea for where they want to work,” Miller added.

“It gives them time to research and get to know employers, so that way they have an idea where they want to end up during and after college,” said Paul Boychuk, coordinator and director  of the College of Business and Public Management career center, who also attended the event.

Salma Medrano, a graduate student who attended the event, agreed.

“I always see on-campus fairs with undergraduate students, but I am glad that graduate students are able to attend too,” Medrano said.

Isabel Amezquita can be reached at isabel.amezquita@laverne.edu.

Correction
In an earlier version of the photo caption for this story, Kimberlee Walker was misidentified. The Campus Times regrets the error.

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Isabel Amezquita, a senior English major and communications minor, is a staff writer for the Campus Times.

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Drake Ingram, a junior criminology major and photography minor, is a staff photographer for the Campus Times.

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