Job fair promotes summer ministry opportunities for students
Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2017) – More than 30 camps, conference centers and ministry groups participated in the Summer Ministry and Job Fair on Feb. 9 at California Baptist University. Organized by the Career Center, the event offered students internships and summer ministry opportunities.
Natalie Young, a visual arts junior, took advantage of the event to learn about several summer camp ministries. Young said some of these camps offer “the full package” during the summer, such as room and board, pay and other benefits.
Several ministries returned to participate in the Summer Ministry and Job Fair due to past success with recruiting students, said Megan Turner, administrative assistant in the Career Center, who organized the fair. Additionally, the fair offers students an opportunity to develop their skill set, Turner said.
“The Summer Ministry and Job Fair is a perfect event for students to explore leadership, ministry and work opportunities over the summer,” Turner said. “The skills that these students will learn from summer jobs are skills that can be transferred to future workplace opportunities.”
The Career Center has two more fairs planned this semester. On Feb 22, there will be a Business, Engineering and Communications Studies Fair, which is the most attended job fair on campus. Additionally, a Teacher Career Fair is scheduled on March 9 and a Nursing Career Fair on April 7.