About 3,000 attend campus employment fair

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Job seeker, Zach Brookman (right) talks with AGC staff member, Sheila Brown and TTK Construction representative, Jeff Cover during the Job Fair Wednesday, October 6. Judy Mcgee, Coordinator of Employment Services at OCC, said that 110 employers participated in the fair.

Judi McGee, OCCC Employment Services coordinator, said 110 employers participated in this year’s Job Fair, held on campus Oct. 6.

And, Student Employment and Career Servies Director Debra Vaughn said approximately 3,000 people attended, looking for employment with companies that included large corporations such as Halliburton and Norman Regional Hospital.

 

“We also had many media centers coming to offer employment like news channels 4,5, and Fox,” Vaughn said.

She said not all who attended the fair were from the metro area.

“One student I spoke with traveled from Ardmore because of a TV commercial he saw,” Vaughn said.

She said that same student told her he received an interview with Halliburton for the following week.

The next job fair will be during the spring semester on March 2, Vaughn said. The job fair is held twice a year, the first Wednesday in March and the first Wednesday in October.

In an earlier story, McGee said campus job fairs offer a chance for people to meet potential employers and to collect important information about several companies — all in one area.

She said job seekers should dress professionally and bring résumés to give to potential employers.

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