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Students, Alumni Learn Career Lessons at Part-Time Job Fair

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) Career Development Center welcomed approximately 20 employers and 200 students and alumni to its Part-Time Job Fair on Aug. 25 in the Special Events room, A300.

This multi-industry event focused on connecting UHD students and alumni with local businesses for part-time employment opportunities. Attendees met with employers from a wide-range of industries including education, hospitality, finance, distribution and logistics. Some of the most visited tables include those hosted by Texas Organizing Project, Andy Frain Services, Relay Teacher Pathways and Crew Staffing. TechOne Centre, a top 100 University of Houston alumni owned business, also was among the employers in attendance.

Employers were impressed with career-minded students who came dressed professionally with résumés in hand. The Career Development Center requested feedback and student suggestions from employers.

"Coming to a fair gives you the ability to interact with professionals and find out what they look for in an ideal candidate," remarked one employer. Another recruiter stated, "Don't be shy, ask questions - take time."

Some employer suggestions for unprepared students included "come ready for an interview, not candy" and students should appear interested in the employers and have their résumés on hand.

The Career Development Center encourages students and alumni to look for upcoming Career Fairs and a Graduate School Fair the week of Oct. 10, as well as workshops on résumé and job fair preparation. Stay connected with the Career Center on Facebook and LinkedIn for future events and workshops.