Fall career fair provides opportunities for students to network with employers
Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2019) – The Business and Internship Career Fair hosted by the Career Center at California Baptist University attracted hundreds of students and alumni on Sept. 25. Event-goers were dressed to impress and eager to network with 44 different employers that were offering internships and full-time jobs.
Lisa Singer, associate director of employer relations at CBU, said that the Career Center instructs students to come to the event prepared with appropriate attire and plenty of resumes to hand out.
“Students are investing in their education for one reason—to be ‘hirable,’” Singer
“[The Career Center] brings companies to CBU that are hiring both for internships and full-time career opportunities. The job market is incredible right now, but so is the competition. CBU students are given a great opportunity to stand out above their competition.”
Joshua Lomeli, a business administration junior, attended the fair, looking for an internship.
“I figured I need to start putting myself out there, look for new jobs and network,” said Lomeli. “This event allowed me to get more comfortable talking with employers and helped me to break out of my shell.”
Christopher Jones, a business administration junior, said he attended the fair to learn about hiring practices of employers that attended the event.
“I learned that it is important to just be yourself when speaking with employers, and I need to start an internship now because that is how I will get experience,” Jones said.
Maede Joice Aviado, a healthcare administration sophomore, was encouraged after speaking to the different company representatives.
“It gave me motivation that there are so many jobs out there,” Aviado said. “The company—Bay Alarm—was looking for graduate students but said they needed people like me—someone energetic and willing to put their customers first. The company said just to keep coming back because we are going to remember you.”
The CBU Career Center offers nine distinct fairs throughout the year that target specific disciplines.