Ministry and Job Fair offers students options for summer
Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2020) – Summer is months away. However, students at California Baptist University are already planning for their summer break as they sought employment opportunities at the Summer Ministry and Job Fair on Feb. 5.
More than 30 camps, conference centers and ministry groups participated in the event, which offered students internships and summer ministry jobs. The Career Center at CBU hosted the event.
“Camps and businesses need candidates who are well rounded and have a desire to grow and lead,” said Lisa Singer, associate director of employer relations in the Career Center. “For students, this is a perfect opportunity to work on soft skills such as collaboration, communication and leadership. Summer jobs are definitely resume builders and allow students to gain great experience.”
Sasha Thompson, lead program at Palomar Christian Conference Center, said CBU students have the opportunity to work as counselors, staff, in the kitchen or maintenance at the camp.
“The students get to do life with the kids, and we can teach and grow them to become leaders,” Thompson said. “This event helps us because we’re always looking for new staff. I get to be the face for Palomar and get to see the students and know them a little bit.”
Chloe Jones, a worship arts and ministry freshman, appreciated having the event on campus.
“I never would have known about any of these places,” Jones said. “I’ve worked with kids a lot over the years and I’ve really enjoyed it [and now] I could still do this and get paid for it.”
Mark Wise, a nursing sophomore, stopped at several booths. He said the opportunities were intriguing.
“I learned about different opportunities I had no idea about. I didn’t even know there were this many camps,” Wise said. “I like being outdoors and active. I don’t like sitting still and having a job that’s indoors.”