Part-time job positions available to students
Fair to display some of those available and more
Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:10
Career Development is hosting a Professional Internship and Job Fair on Oct. 16 in the C.J. Davidson Center.
They are working to help the town and national business fill positions with hardworking students. Career Development assistant Adra Enos said that part-time positions are really popular right now for a couple different reasons.
“Right now companies are not real sure about the health rollout with ObamaCare so full-time employees are limited,” she said. “Also, San Angelo is growing, and with the oil boom in here, businesses need more help, especially with it being October. Christmas will be here before you know it, and everyone needs extra hands.”
Enos said there is definitely more people hiring this year than in the past couple of years.
“If you want to work I promise there is a job available for you right now,” Enos said.
“Students have to show that they are interested in actually getting out there and working.”
Over 30 businesses and organizations are registered to attend this fair, she said.
“The fair is geared toward people looking for an internship either this year or next year and people graduating soon looking for a professional job,” Enos said. “There will be some locally owned companies and then there are places like Sherwin Williams, who has offices everywhere, so there will be a good variety whether you are looking to stay in town or move out of the state.”
Even places like Sonic have career opportunities, she said.
“Sometimes you have to start at the bottom, but they are looking for people they can bring in and train to be managers and eventually have their own stores,” Enos said. “Sometimes people do not give companies a chance, which you really need to and do some research because it may be shocking how good the benefits package is. They may not pay so well, but it may be nicer than a better paying job, and there may be more opportunities for advancement available.”
Senior Besspher Mannah, a Career Development student worker, said he does not recommend freshmen that have never worked before get a job off campus.
“In house job experience helps young students get that first-year feel and stay connected in a safe environment,” he said.
The Career Development website has a list of employers for students to access.
“We cannot hand them the jobs-students have to be willing to do the regular application process and follow up,” Mannah said. “They have to put in as much work as they want out of it.”
The best thing is not to be picky with the jobs and put in as many applications as possible, he said.
“Sometimes, with part-time jobs, students are interviewing with older people and they expect something totally different than what the younger generation offers,” Enos said. “It is just a communication difference, and both parties need to be prepared for the generational differences.”