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College Q&A: Employers now can register for UHV Spring Career Fair

By By Jeremy Shapiro
March 29, 2014 at midnight
Updated March 28, 2014 at 10:29 p.m.


My company in Victoria has openings for new employees and summer interns. What's a good way to find UHV students who may be interested in these positions?

Crossroads area recruiters will have a chance to interact and get to know University of Houston-Victoria students and alumni job seekers April 10 during the university's Spring Career Fair.

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon in the UHV University Center Multi-Purpose Room, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. The fair is open to students and alumni from all UHV degree programs.

Employers interested in having a table at the career fair can register with Amy Hatmaker, UHV career services coordinator, by calling 361-570-4378 or by emailing hatmakera@uhv.edu. The registration cost is $35 and includes lunch for two recruiters.

Hatmaker said the career fair is normally the first opportunity for employers to get to know promising upcoming graduates as well as alumni looking for new opportunities.

"Employers in past years have enjoyed attending UHV career fairs because they can communicate with talented, career-ready employees," Hatmaker said. "It's also good for the employers to be seen at the fair for branding and name recognition. Students learn more about the companies and spread the word about employment and intern prospects."

Hatmaker said sometimes students think in a box by just looking at careers in a specific area. In reality, there could be several other companies that could use a graduate with a similar skill set.

"A school district told me during a recent networking event that they have 10,000 employees but only 3,500 of them are teachers," Hatmaker said. "That left a lot of employment opportunities for not only education majors but those in business, counseling and nursing. I'm not sure students always realize that companies outside their main study area could be viable opportunities for them."

Students and alumni attending the career fair should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.

"I always encourage students to attend any event where they have a chance to network with employers even if they aren't ready to actively job seek," Hatmaker said. "A lot of our students have attended career fairs to make contacts that led to opportunities later for internships or jobs. It's always good to get your name and face out there, especially for those getting ready to graduate."

Do you have a question about the University of Houston-Victoria? Contact Jeremy Shapiro, UHV communications specialist, at 361-570-4296 or shapiroj@uhv.edu.

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