Fair eases job search

By By Jane Stringham

By Jane Stringham

Finding a flexible, well-paying part-time job for the average college student can lead to dead-end internet searches or a string of endless interviews.

U Career Services hosts an annual event that might expedite the process — the Student Job and Volunteer Fair.

This year’s event takes place today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Union Ballroom. More than 100 different employers will be present and each is searching for student employees, interns and volunteers to fill both on- and off-campus positions for the upcoming year.

With companies from Snowbird to Target represented, “students have the opportunity to be picky,” said Student Career Coordinator Leslie Bolton, who organized the event.

A number of on-campus associations are also represented, including the Bennion Community Service Center and ARUP.

Students can “come as (they) are” — no rsums or suits necessary — because the event is “an informal way for students to connect with employers,” Bolton said. The employers have applications on-hand for students to fill out on the spot.

The fair, however, is not to be confused with the Career Fair, which takes place in October. This particular event is geared mainly toward part-time jobs and community volunteer opportunities, Bolton said.

Bolton recommends attending the fair even if you already have a job, simply for the networking opportunities and the large number of employers represented this year.

A complete list of employers attending the fair and further information about student jobs may be found at careers.utah.edu.

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