Job hunters flock to U of A career fair - Metro US

Job hunters flock to U of A career fair

Career Days returned to the?University of?Alberta yesterday to bring together students and their potential employers.

The school hosted their annual job fair at the Butterdome yesterday, encouraging recruiters to showcase the benefits of their companies to students and alumni.

“It’s really well-organized,” said Jill Fritsch, an engineering student at the U of A. “There are a lot of construction companies here, so it’s good for me.”

Most booths had large visuals and gift giveaways to entice students to take a closer look and get the facts. Stress balls, pens, candy and gadgets all bearing the logos of prospective employers could fill a backpack. Some booths were more popular than others, despite grab bag goodies.

“We’re looking for people that offer a wider variety of backgrounds and skill sets, so this is a great fair for us,” said Const. Helen Black, of the Recruiting and Selection Unit.

Joan Schiebelbein, director of Career and Placement Services (CAPS) was positive about the fair.

“It gives students a chance to put a face to their resume, ask a few more questions,” said Schiebelbein.

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