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Job Fair gives students various employment possibilities

Karen Ambrocio, Managing Editor

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About 40 employers offered aid to students seeking employment and volunteer opportunities at the Fall Job Fair.

The Career Center hosted their semestral Job Fair in the USU Ballroom on Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. GEICO, Escondido Union School District and Peet’s Coffee attended the event.

Students first arrived to a check-in table where they were given a name tag. They were encouraged to bring their resumes to give to employers; there was also a photo booth where students could take a professional photo to add to their professional sites like Linkedin.

The Job Fair focuses in helping students look for employment opportunities and for students who are looking for different career options they might not have considered. Job Fair gives students various employment possibilities

“Our goal is to connect students and alumni to employers … [and] creating this opportunity for students and employers to engage and learn about each other,” said Diana Sanchez, the interim
director of the Career Center.

This semester the Career Center expected to have around 100 to 200 students. This semester the number of employers remained lower than previous fairs, but during the spring the number of employers increases. The Job Fair has been going on since the beginning of the university in 1992 every semester.

One of the volunteer opportunities for students included an organization called Coaching Corps who have participated in the Job Fair for three years. They provide students with the  ability to coach.

“The students that attend these types of events are going to stand out, they’re already taking that step to be leaders,” said Emily Barnes, the regional manager of Coaching Corps.

Another employer who attended was Omni Hotel and Resort. Nicole Chiney, the recruiting coordinator for Omni said, they attend the Job Fair because they’re interested in looking for top quality candidates at CSUSM.

The Career Center will host the Justice Administration Job Fair on Oct. 24 at 4p.m. to 6 p.m. in the McMahan House for students interested in jobs of law enforcement and in administration of justice. The Career Center will host the Major and Minor fair. The next Job Fair will be hosted in the spring.

For students interested in the complete list of employers, they can visit: https://csusm.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/6030/employers_list?logged_out_view=student_preview.

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