Lamar State College-Orange is hosting the 2011 annual Career Fair on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LSC-O Student Center. LSC-O students and alumni of all majors are invited, as well as a number of local employers.
The career fair will provide a forum for employers to discuss career opportunities with a diverse group of approximately 150 technical and associate degree students and graduates. All are urged to use the career fair to distribute job applications so prospective candidates may complete them that day, so as to not burden current personnel or disrupt daily business.
Judy Choate-Rumby, job placement coordinator at LSC-O and event coordinator, says that employers will have ample time and space to discuss career opportunities with students.
“Employers will benefit from cost-effective recruiting, maximum visibility and the ability to network and obtain knowledge of available training programs,” she said, “as well as gain access to qualified minority, traditional, nontraditional and special population candidates.”
Any employer with full and/or part-time co-operative education programs, internships or employment opportunities is invited to attend the career fair.
For those LSC-O students and alumni seeking employment, the career fair will provide an opportunity to network with numerous area employers. Job seekers are encouraged to bring resumes with them, as some employers may be interviewing on the spot, eliminating the need to schedule interviews at a later date. Some of the employers scheduled to be at the career fair include BBVA Compass Bank, Firestone Community Federal Credit Union, Acadian Ambulance Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services, KBMT, K-JAC, KUIL, Primerica, Workforce Solutions of Southeast Texas, area school districts and multiple health care services, just to name a few.
Admission is free and parents of students are welcome to attend. Employers will be eligible for door prizes and will be served a light breakfast and lunch. Booth space is limited. Participants may reserve tables by calling Judy Choate-Rumby at (409) 882-3379, email at Judy [dot] Choate [at] lsco [dot] edu, or by fax at (409) 882-3049.