Job Fair Creates Job, Internship Opportunities For Students


Businesses and students gathered in the Student Center Ballroom The University of Central Arkansas hosted a spring job fair in the Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, March 2.

At the job fair last spring, there were just about 79 employers, recruiters and schools giving information to potential employees.

“The job fair is a way for students to be able to network with employers to give them a good chance to further their opportunities beyond college,” Interim Assistant Director of Outreach Martin Vernon said.

The opportunities for certain students were vast at the fair, as students and locals poured in seeking internships and jobs from places like Farmers Insurance and New York Life.

“There usually aren’t enough careers there to meet everyone’s major and certainly not enough for mass comm. majors. However, I did meet with some great businesses,” senior Takisha Stringfellow said.

While most of the businesses at the fair were geared toward specific degrees for their internships, some were open to anyone.

Today, college is expensive, the job market isn’t the best right now, so this fair really gave willing students or locals an advantage towards getting a job.

“The job fair is to ensure that students have job security before they graduate,” Administrative Specialist II Valencia Knox said.

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