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When it comes to employment, college can be a glass half full or half empty situation for students. On one hand, students are working on their career goals and are on a journey towards realizing their dreams. On the other side though, it can be tough financially to balance school and paying bills. This is especially true for recent graduates that have to repay loans and enter the next phase of their career. The glass may even seem close to empty if you are juggling family responsibilities on top of course work. BEAU’s Career Services Department understands the circumstances facing students today and that’s why they recently held a Community Career Fair on campus.
Two dozen employers converged on the campus to take part in the hiring event. Companies were hiring for a number of positions including art related jobs in TV broadcasting, radio broadcasting, audio production and animation. Businesses were also looking for students that could work in the business, sales, administrative, financial, health, security and electronics fields. These types of jobs are perfect for students looking for flexible scheduling while helping to pay bills and gain work experience.
A career fair is also a unique employment event where a number of employers gather in the same area to seek out qualified individuals. It is a much more open and informative process than sending in endless resumes to company websites and hoping to talk to a representative. Career fairs match hiring managers and prospective employees face to face. They allow for a dialogue to occur on the company and the individual’s desires/talents.
“Career fairs are an important part to the employment process and I was glad to see so many of our students take advantage of the opportunity to meet with employers on campus,” said Career Services Director Peter Tomala. “A number of our students walked away with internships and employment leads, which is going to help them in their career endeavors.”