News • February 17, 2022

Spring Career Expo gives students employment options

Spring Career Expo gives students employment options

Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 17, 2022) – Over 70 local and national businesses gathered at the Van Dyne Gymnasium at California Baptist University on Feb. 16 for the Career Center’s Spring Career Expo.

Jaiden Arechiga, a construction management junior, noticed three companies he was interested in interning with this summer. Ahead of the expo, he went to the Career Center to tweak his resume and prepare to ask the right questions.

“The Career Center researches companies to see what needs to be added (to your resume) regarding your industry,” Arechiga said.

Amanda McInnis, recruiter for Enterprise Holdings, the car rental operator, said that the possibilities at the Career Expo are endless.

“Recruiting events are a great way for a student to get real-world information about potential industries they are interested in,” McInnis said. “All with many employers under one roof.” 

Lisa Singer, director of the Career Center, said employers attending are eager to hire, and that students and alumni should take advantage of opportunities to network.

“Career fairs such as the Spring Expo offer a platform to gain industry knowledge, practice networking skills and, in many cases, students leave with a job offer,” Singer said.

Melanie Frank, human resources manager for Olive Crest, a local social services nonprofit whose goal is to stop child abuse, said that CBU students align with the nonprofit’s mission. 

“Olive Crest was founded on Christian values,” Frank said. “We try to exhibit all of that with our families, and CBU really aligns with the vision of what we do.”

McKenzie Murray, a psychology senior, wants to spend time ahead of graduate school getting more knowledge about her field. She came to the expo looking to meet with Olive Crest and learn more about what they do. She said the Career Center helped connect her and gave her tips for the event.

“They have a lot of resources that I feel are really good,” Murray said. “They helped me a lot on my resume because I was a little clueless.”

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