By Alyssa Winn and Jordan Garrard –
The Tarleton State University Career Services reported fewer students at Wednesday’s job fair, but employers saw more quality in the students who attended, said Katrina Phillips, program specialist.
About 270 students and 51 businesses attended the spring job fair hosted by Career Services, Phillips said. More businesses participated than in previous fairs.
Tarleton students engaged with employers to talk about the opportunities available such as internships and job positions.
Phillips said Career Services was encouraged because they have had several students with follow-up meetings with employers for testing.
Michelle Goodwin of Starry Counseling explained to students some of the many things the organization offers to Stephenville residents.
According to a Starry Counseling flier, the organization provides free counseling services for children up to 17 years old and their families.
Starry Counseling also has offices in Waco, Killeen, Temple and Copperas Cove. They currently have a few job openings.
Audie Sherrod and Vicki Hinkle from Corrections Corporation of America came all the way from Oklahoma to attend the Tarleton job fair.
Sherrod said the biggest reason he came down to the job fair is because his son attends Tarleton.
McCoy’s Building Supply’s flier offered information about the benefits the company offers for its full-time employees. Some of the benefits included life insurance, paid vacation, discounts on materials and Sundays off.
Many students came for a short visit just to see what type of companies were attending the job fair while others prepared to talk about their future career with some of the representatives of different companies.
Alyssa Winn is a junior Agricultural Communications student from Fort Worth, Texas.
Jordan Garrard is a sophomore public relations and event management major from Vernon, Texas.