Concordia University Texas hosted its fall semester, part-time job fair on September 12th. Around 25 – 30 employers from fields such as restaurants, hotels, tutoring, and more joined Concordia at the event. During the job fair, students were able to meet business around the area looking for part-time employees. Local businesses such as Amy’s Ice Cream, Moviehouse & Eatery, The Oasis, foundingAUSTIN, and others met with students seeking positions.
At the job fair, employers had tables set up with information, business cards, and goodies. Students could sign up for jobs they had interest in and some employers even conducted interviews on site. Concordia will also host a career fair in March for students looking for full time positions upon graduation or summer internships.
Randa Scott, Director of Vocation and Professional Development at Concordia is in charge of the job fair. She said that the part-time job fair is really for students needing a job quickly and “Several of [the] local employers [who are] just minutes from campus [are] recruiting and some might even hire on the spot.” The job fair is extremely beneficial to students, because they are able to meet directly with recruiters, which in turn saves time trying to find a job.
As students walked around the job fair they were able to meet and speak with companies from around the area. Taylor Smith, senior at Concordia University Texas attended the job fair for the second year in a row, she said she comes back because she enjoys how “beneficial [it is] because a lot of [students] have a hard time finding jobs that work with the college schedules, especially if [they’re] athletes.” She also stated that what she likes most about the job fair is that “every employer [she] spoke to was very open and had flexible hours. It was nice to have an array of job opportunities all in one place for college students.”
Written by Kinsley Fisher