A part-time job fair will be held Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the University Center Ballroom from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Job hunters will be able to talk to a variety of employers, such as the UT Police Department, OIT Lab Services, Lambert’s Health Care, Victoria’s Secret, SunTrust Banks and Sears.
“This is a great opportunity for freshmen to see what jobs are available on and off campus,” Jessica Harrison, a freshman in business, said. “It’s a simpler way to job hunt without all the hassle.”
Career Services Assistant Director Joann Jeter, who coordinated the fair, estimated more than 550 students attended the event last year. She advised students should not be in a rush and should be prepared to spend at least an hour walking through the UC Ballroom.
“It would help them, also, if they had a positive attitude and be a go-getter,” Jeter added.
As potential part-time job seekers, students are not required to bring anything with them, but Jeter said a well-prepared student should consider bringing copies of his or her resume.
The annual event, which began in 2000, has been growing every year. Last year 47 employers attended the fair. This year over 60 employes are scheduled to attend. Jeter said she hopes for a larger student turnout this year as well. There will be another job fair in September, a month Career Services has newly dubbed as Career Awareness Month.
Career Services will hold a Kick-Off Cookout on Sept. 6 in the Dunford Hall Courtyard from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. for anyone wanting to find out more about the opportunities Career Services has to offer. From resume writing workshops to how-to-interview classes, Career Services provides several resources for students seeking employment and career advice.
Mary Mahoney, assistant director of Career Services, said students should visit the offices, Web site and counselors to research job opportunities and internships for now and after school.
“The great thing about the University of Tennessee is the renowned academic programs, ranging from logistics [and] accounting to engineering. That attracts a lot of employers,” she said. “Here at Career Services we help to put together the businesses and the students. You could consider us as a ‘go-between.’ Students should take advantage of this because there is something here for everyone, from freshmen to seniors and graduate students.”
Recently, Career Services has broadened their alumni programs. Alumni can now put their resumes in the Web Resume Book, which is viewed by employers.
With a variety of programs that cater to many people, Mahoney said, “We hope for a good turnout to all of our programs because it will be really beneficial to anyone who comes.”
More information is available on the Career Services Web site, http://career.utk.edu. For an entire list of employers attending the part-time job fair, visit http://career.utk.edu/students/PTJB2007.htm.
UC hosts part-time job fair
Published: Wed Aug 29, 2007 | Modified: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:49 a.m.