Students find job opportunities at job fair – The Hawkeye

University is the time in your life to discover your interests, deepen your knowledge and gain experience before entering the world of careers. This is why working part-time or doing an internship during your undergraduate years can be a beneficial opportunity for so many people.

Last Wednesday, students from all majors at ULM were able to attend an on-campus and part-time job fair. Here they had the chance to meet potential employers for jobs around campus or even part-time jobs and internships for local businesses.

Events like this can be significant for many students struggling to find employment in an ever-changing job market.

Shonnie Hall-Trotter, Manager of the Office of Career and Student Development, dedicated her efforts to making this career fair a great experience for students.

“Our on-campus, part-time job fair is beneficial to our students because it gives many of them the opportunity to have a job that can be flexible, allowing them just enough hours to work and stay focused on their lessons,” Hall-Trotter said. “It also prepares them for the real world by providing work experience in a professional setting.”

The event was a huge success, with many freshmen, international students and others looking for jobs.

Walking from booth to booth, they had the opportunity to talk to employers from different departments and companies.

“I think the job fair was a huge success,” said Amber Landrum, who is currently a student in the Office of Career and Student Development. “It gave students the opportunity to see jobs not only on campus, but also jobs in town.”

By meeting potential employers, students were able to make an impression that goes beyond a paper resume. This interaction also allowed students to gain insight into the company or department they wish to work for.

The job fair has given many students an easy way to find a job that fits well with their class schedule. Several students filled out a job application and got vital information about the job market around the city.

So before you start searching online for job boards and local listings, try coming to one of the many job fairs ULM has to offer.

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