Students who are seeking a job have the opportunity to shake hands with more than 60 employers who are hiring full-time and part-time workers when the college hosts the OCCC Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the College Union, said Employment and Graduation Coordinator Christina Atencio.
“I would suggest if anyone is looking for employment currently, that they have an updated résumé, be dressed to impress — business casual would be great — just as if they were going to a real interview,” Atencio said.
Atencio said the fair isn’t just for people looking for a job, but those looking to launch careers. She said Bob Moore auto dealer and Firestone will be there and that they often have open positions for automotive majors.
Atencio said other professions will be represented as well.
“We do have a lot of home health care and hospitals that are coming,” she said. “We have City National Bank coming, Arvest Bank, Bank of Oklahoma — so anyone who is a banking major might like that as a full-time career.”
Biology major Courteney Mack said she would be interested in meeting with hospital and home health care employers.
“ … I think it’s a great opportunity for people who don’t know much about the businesses around here to get a chance to be exposed to them.”
Web design and development major Delia Hundley said she has been to a job fair before.
“We had a job fair at Moore-Norman [Technology Center] where we had web designers and other places like HeyDay there. I thought that was pretty cool,” she said.
Hundley said students can benefit.
“I’m not looking for a job right now, but for other people I think it’d be great. That way they can pay for their tuition if they don’t have scholarships or anything.”
Atencio said those who would like help putting their best foot forward at the fair can access numerous resources at the Graduation, Employment and Transfer Office. They can schedule Shadow Day tours at various places of employment, offer mock interviews and help students prepare hiring documents.
“We do résumés and cover letters so if students want to drop by between now and the fair, we can help them with that,” she said.
“We also offer GET a Job sessions where we go over professionalism.”
The GET office can also print résumés for students on résumé paper.
A list of participating employers attending the fair can be found at www.occc.edu/get/two-column.html.
For more information, contact the GET Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-682-7519.