Companies joined a waiting list for a second time to attend UCA’s Spring Job Fair, where students explored future job and internship possibilities March 5. Attendees met with representatives from graduate schools, internship programs and different companies looking for employees.
UCA Career Services hosted the event in the Student Center Ballroom, which was open to the public. Preparation for the career fair started in December 2013. Holding the career fair for more than 25 years has helped UCA build relationships with different companies.
Seventy-nine companies signed up for the event, with five or six on the waiting list.
However, only 69 companies showed up due to poor weather conditions.
Tiffany Johnson, Career Service Department Associate Director, said the department would start looking for new companies as it always does and it will begin planning its marketing campaign.
Johnson said in general everything during the fair went smoothly.
Amy Strathman, Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City admission adviser, said the fair was well attended.
“There has been a lot of traffic and it seems to be a lot of students participated in it,” she said.
Area Recruiter Aja Peterson said she liked the career fair.
“I actually liked that you got to pick a table,” she said. “We got some people who stopped by our booth looking for career management and sales. Whoever was here was very nice and helpful, so I have enjoyed that.”
Alumnus Christopher Banks said the fair was not that helpful to him because he did not see many employers for his major, management information systems.
“I am not going to say it wasn’t [helpful]but I get somewhere in between,” he said. “Overall everything on the fair was good, but I wish to see more companies for MIS graduates.”