CBU Business Fair connects hundreds of students with prospective employers
Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 26, 2018) —Dressed in a sharp black suit with polished shoes and a crisp tie, Brian Drummond pulled out a few resumes from his pocket portfolio folder. He was ready to do some one-on-one interviews.
The Career Center at California Baptist University hosted a Business Fair on Sept. 25 that allowed current students and alumni to network and learn about internships and job opportunities in the fields of marketing, accounting and finance. Hundreds of students gathered in Innovators Auditorium to interact with more than 40 business located in the Inland Empire.
Drummond, a double major in Christian studies and business, said he saw the fair as an opportunity to practice his interpersonal communication skills.
“I just had to get through that first one (interview) and then I felt comfortable talking,” Drummond said.
Drummond said he was encouraged to attend the event by Mike Bishop, senior director at the Career Center.
“I’m trying to gauge my career path and Mike mentioned that we would have a diverse group of businesses represented at the event,” Drummond said.
Bishop said he has noticed a high interest from the business community in attending fairs associated with CBU.
“I’ve been told that our students demonstrate integrity, character and a hard work ethic,” Bishop said. “I tell students it’s critical that they attend these events and get their name out there.”