Updated: Feb 10, 2020
By Leah Dumas, Staff Reporter
Students interested in healthcare professions should keep an eye out next semester for the health professions job fair that Career Services is planning. While this event is currently in the planning process, it will be hosted from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6.
Director of Career Services, Alyssa Rasco, shared more information about the job fair. “Sometimes we have [job fairs] during the day, but we’re trying to push it back to the afternoon so that more students can come when they don’t have classes,” Rasco said.
The job fair will be held at the Hunter Welcome Center on Abilene Christian University’s campus. It is being hosted by the West Central Texas Career Consortium. Rasco is currently recruiting employers and grad schools to attend.
The event will be open to students of all majors and ages. “Obviously, those that are getting closer to graduation or those that are wanting to do internships will possibly benefit with a job when they leave, but freshmen or sophomores can also benefit if they’re exploring different professions and wanting to see what’s out there,” Rasco said.
Rasco hopes that students will come and use this event as a networking opportunity to meet potential employers. “A lot of students get intimidated because they don’t know what to say, but it’s a lot easier than you think. Even if you’re not sure, it’s best to just come and see what opportunities are available,” Rasco said.
Rasco encourages students who are preparing to graduate and search for jobs or go to graduate school to attend. “It’s a really good opportunity to ask questions about application deadlines or the industry. It’s a good chance to talk to [employers] face-to-face that you won’t get otherwise,” Rasco explained.
Rasco offered some helpful advice for those who may be nervous or unsure of what to do when attending a job fair. “Dress professionally so that you feel comfortable and presentable while talking to potential employers. Bring your resume with you. Don’t be intimidated to talk with employers face-to-face because it’s really the best way to get information. Look up questions ahead of time and have a couple prepared to ask,” Rasco said.
Before attending the event, students can upload their resume on Handshake for Career Services to review. Career Services is located in Moody Student Center, Room 215 to help students with any concerns about finding their future career.