SDCCD hosts first virtual job fair

The event featured networking with local companies about internships and jobs opportunities

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The participants of the SDCCD First Virtual Job panel communicated with employers

Katia Pechenkina, News Editor

The San Diego Community College District Career Centers, Work-Based Learning and San Diego Workforce Partnership offered the first virtual SDCCD Job Fair on Wednesday, April 14.

Over 100 participants communicated with employers by simply moving through different tables and joining virtual rooms.

The event included employers such as Blackstone Consulting, San Diego Pride, California State Parks, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, Berry Good Food, Aviara Healthcare Center, Belmont Park Entertainment, and General Atomics. 

The California Tax and Fee Administration was hiring tax auditors, business tax representatives and tax technicians. 

“We have the full benefit package to offer them,” said Kathleen Chadwick, a representative for CDTFA. 

San Diego Pride was hiring marketing, communication and graphic design interns for unpaid positions ahead of the Pride event in July.  

“If the school offers the opportunity for college credit, the organization is happy to go through that process,” said Melanie Mijares, San Diego Pride representative at the event.

The event also featured presentations on creating elevator pitches, justice-involved resumes tips and employer engagement. 

The participants entered the virtual job fair via Remo. This platform offered a virtual space where people can communicate and collaborate as if they were in person. 

The virtual space featured a 2-D map view of the venue with multiple floors, including presentation hall, employer tables, and interview and waiting tables.