Career fair directs students to the future


Organizations of all types from Fedex to the Chula Vista came out to recruit onward moving City students on April 23. Photo credit: Christopher Handloser

Kaily Sanders

With the end of the semester approaching, many students will be looking for work. On April 23, the City College Transfer/Career Center held a Career fair in the Curran Plaza to help students prepare themselves for the future.

Some of the prospective employers included SeaWorld, Chula Vista Police Department, FedEx, Marriot, Wells Fargo, YMCA and more. These employers were providing career information, and some were even accepting resumes on the spot.

“It’s a great way to meet employers and get your career started, especially for people who are graduating,” said Rudy Candelario, 33, electrical engineering major. “With this market, you kind of need a head start and this career fair puts you right at the door.”

There were also a handful of private universities on campus trying to recruit students who are planning to transfer in the near future.

Marilyn Harvey, Director of Student Transition Services, encourages students to dress appropriately for career fairs because it is the initial connection between them and a prospective employer.

Students should know that these events are for them and it is our hope to give them the resources they need in order to be successful,” said Harvey. “They also need to be prepared, employers and college reps are sometimes hiring and admitting on the spot.”

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