“There were twice as many students
this year compared to last,” said Financial Aid Counselor,
Helen Longao. “We held the job fair on the second week
of school, rather than the first week.”
Tables showcasing prospective employers filled the 11th floor
conference room, and potential employees walked around asking
questions and picking up applications. Some students left with
a job, while others may still be waiting for phone calls.
Rooms were set up for students to fill out applications, do interviews,
and even snack.
“ It was good because the employers could complete everything right
there,” said Longao.
Students who did not find a job, or who could not attend the
job fair, can search the Federal Work-Study catalog at the
Financial Aid Office for open positions. Those still seeking
work can visit the Career Services Center and look through
catalogs there for job openings, or log on to campus pipeline
under the Career Services link titled “job bulletin.”
Career Counsellor Reid Takamatsu helped check in students at
the front door and determined if they qualified for Federal Work-Study
or part-time positions.
“ We e-mailed every student and let them know who was participating,” said
Takamatsu. “We weren’t expecting everyone to come
prepared with resumes. Some students just found out about it
today and came after class.”
Takamatsu said that employers were a little more relaxed, and
they were just looking for students to work part time between
Most of the students looking for Federal Work-Study jobs were
freshmen because most students who received work study positions
last year got hired back by their former employers.