Job fair opens new doors for students

Students network with potential employers

By Sydney Faison
On October 5, 2018

Photo by Ian Saint: ASU hosted a criminal justice job fair. Officers for law enforcement agencies such as Dallas P.D. and Texas Highway patrol were present.

The Career Development Center and Department of Criminal Justice & Security Studies hosted an Internship & Career Fair in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center on Thursday, Sept. 27.

"Students should come to the job fair to get their feet wet into a particular occupation they wish to be in," Courtney Davis, freshman, said. "This fair makes it easier to experience what field students want to go into."

The purpose of the fair was for criminal justice and security studies students to get an opportunity to reach out to different agencies.

"I have done the job as an intelligence analyst, but there are other avenues I did not know about until after I graduated," Kory Means, graduate student, said. "The students will get to know what they are trying to do once they graduate from college."

Means proposed hosting the fair. Means is a teaching assistant for the Intelligence, Security Studies and Analysis program.

Career Development offers services to help students with job skills and decisions about careers.

"The earlier you start on your career path the better," Linh Nguyen, graduate student and advisor at career development, said. "Now is the time for students to make mistakes and let us help them fix the mistakes."

Nguyen helps guide students to their appropriate major and provides resources for those who want to go into a particular occupation. Nguyen also helps revise resumes and cover letters.

Students who attended the fair revealed what was beneficial about the event.

"The job fair was a great opportunity to meet people and make connections." Kassandra Acosta, junior, said.

Hunter Womack, sophomore, said that going to the fair is good for making connections with agencies and learning about internship programs. Womack said that some companies will send information packets with application information to interested students.

Several companies participated in the job fair.

Kenny Scruggs, district congressional liaison for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in the San Antonio district, said he explains how the hiring process works and what his program does to interested students. He also said that students who attend the fair are exposed to different agencies and opportunities that are well suited to a major in criminal justice.

The internship and career fair allowed students to apply for open positions at numerous agencies.

The job fair was open to current students and Alumni, Howard College and job seekers from Goodfellow Air Force Base.

To make an appointment with Career Development, contact them by e-mail at career.development@angelo.edu or call 325-942-2255.

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