UHV Part-Time Job Fair brings students, local businesses together

Aug. 18, 2012 at 3:18 a.m.
Updated Aug. 19, 2012 at 3:19 a.m.

Kenneth Butschek

Kenneth Butschek

University of Houston-Victoria students looking to earn supplemental income are invited to the university's Part-Time Job Fair on Aug. 29.

The job fair will be from 1-3 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of University Center, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. The event, organized by UHV Career Services, is free for students and employers.

"Many of UHV's new students are just moving to Victoria and are not familiar with the area," said Amy Hatmaker, UHV Career Services specialist.

Representatives from area retail, food service and media businesses, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies, including UHV, will be at the fair looking for potential employees. Students are encouraged to dress appropriately and bring resumes.

Job fair participant Kenneth Butschek, owner of Liberty Tax Service, said he and other employers will be understanding of students' school schedules and will work around them.

"As a parent, I think grades are very important," he said.

The job fair was started in 2010 in conjunction with the first UHV freshman class. With so many new students needing supplemental income and not enough jobs on campus for them, UHV started the job fair to bring together students and community business owners.

With more than 14 companies already signed up and more expected, this year's businesses offer a large variety for students. Some of the businesses scheduled to attend include AT&T, Boys & Girls Club of Victoria, H-E-B, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Ventura's Tamales, Victoria Advocate, Victoria Television Group, YMCA and Walmart.



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