Summer Employment Fair to be held April 24

Summer is approaching, which for a lot of students means transitioning back to having a job. For students seeking a summer job, the Career Management Center is hosting the Summer Employment Fair on April 24 in the Legacy Multipurpose Room from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

This event will provide opportunities for students who are not only seeking summer jobs locally but in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as well. There will be 24 organizations that are looking to hire students for the summer.

Stephanie Sullivan, assistant director of the Career Management Center, said, “We host the career fair to help students find jobs. Many times it’s a lot easier to have all the employers in one place. Our goal is to have the opportunities there for students to be able to talk to employers. Students can get their name out there, pick up some applications, and can even drop them off because sometimes transportation can be an issue.”

To make students aware of the event, the Career Management Center sent out emails, posted flyers around campus and asked faculty to mention the fair to their classes.

Madison Orth, business management freshmen, said, “I am really glad I heard about the fair. I am from the metroplex  area so I hope to find a summer job there. The fair will make it easier for me because everything will be in one place, I won’t have to drive from place to place to apply.”

In addition, Sullivan said students should bring copies of their resumes, and dress appropriately because they will be meeting with their possible employers. Students should be prepared to answer some questions about themselves and their work history.

Savannah Lopez, social work freshmen, said, “There’s a lot of job opportunities here in Wichita falls, but it can be tough finding one for the summertime. I’m going to the fair because the employers that will be there are specifically looking for students who need a part time job for the summer.”

Sullivan hopes that students take advantage of the opportunity to meet the employers and get a summer job.

Companies attending the fair:

  • Buckle
  • Midwestern State university Facility Services
  • Ceta Canyon Camp and Retreat Center
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
  • Colonial Life & Accident Company
  • Project Transformation North Texas
  • Children’s Aid Society of West Texas Inc.
  • Romex Pest Control
  • Wichita Falls MPEC
  • Fisher59
  • Wichita Falls YMCA
  • Chick-fil-A of Wichita Falls
  • Union Square Credit Union
  • All-Tex Pipe and Supply
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • The United Family
  • Camp Fire North Texas
  • Highland Lakes Camp & Conference Center
  • Boys & Girls Club of Wichita Falls
  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Helen Farabee Centers
  • Camp Cho-Yeh
  • GEO Group