By Kelsey Poynor—
Help is on the way for students and community members that are in search of a part-time job. Next Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Part-Time Job Fair hosted by Tarleton State University’s Career Services will take place in the Thompson Student Center Ballrooms. The event is open to students and the community, providing an opportunity to meet local businesses searching for part-time employees.
Jeremy Taulton, an intern for Career Services, said the Part-Time Job Fair has been known to be very successful, with the Career Services putting on three job fairs annually. Taulton said that the turn out every year is quite large, normally hosting 30-50 employers, around 1000 students and walk-ins from the community.
“The job fair is mainly for students to find a big boy or big girl job later on,” he said. The job fair was created to help students find a part-time job and get their foot in the door to their career after college. Three of the many business attending the fair are F.W.T Consulting, F.M.C Technologies and Fastenal.
F.W.T Consulting, Fort Worth Technologies, is based out of Fort Worth, Texas. This year will be the third year F.W.T has attended the event and the second year to attend it as a partner of Tarleton.
Allison Bradley, recruiting coordinator for F.W.T Consulting, said that “in the past year and a half, F.W.T has hired 15 Tarleton students, and we plan on hiring just as many this upcoming year.” Bradley believes this to have been a success.
More information about which businesses attend the fair can be found on the Career Services page on the Tarleton website. Employers attending the event are required to pay a $30 registration fee and an additional $15 for an extra display table, if needed. Companies interested in participating in the event can register on the Tarleton website through Hire a Texan.
Each business sets up a table with representatives present to give information about the open positions and the business. They are also there to answer any questions. It is suggested that students come prepared and bring applicable items such as a resume. Business casual attire is preferred.
The fair is a come and go event, beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m.