Spring Career Fair brings job opportunities for CBU students
Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2018) – One hundred and twenty organizations were on hand at California Baptist University to offer internships, part-time jobs or full-time employment at the Spring Career Fair on Feb. 21.
The number of organizations that attended was the largest yet at a career fair on the CBU campus, said Lisa Singer, associate director of employer relations.
“This is an opportunity for students to practice those soft skills and professional development that they’ve been able to learn while attaining their degree, but it’s also a great opportunity to get their face in front of an employer,” said Singer, whose job at CBU includes building relationships with companies and introducing them to CBU.
The Spring Career Fair was hosted by the Career Center and featured prominent companies such as Monster Energy Co., Pepsi Beverages Co. and Alaska Airlines/ Horizon Air.
Many companies had more than one job or internship opportunity, said Mike Bishop, senior director of the Career Center. For example, a company may have positions in sales, accounting and graphic design.
“We see an increasing confidence in our students by the employers,” Bishop said. “The employers see they’re capable and they’re qualified and have a level of commitment, character and integrity.”
Maggie Sandhu, who received in master’s degree in public administration at CBU in December, attended the fair for networking opportunities.
“The fair makes it easier for me to attend and see what is available in my local community,” Sandhu said. “I can find out what potential employers are looking for so I can make myself more attractive to them.”
The Career Fair is also an opportunity for companies and students to learn about each other, said Liz Woods, a recruiter for ESRI, a geographic information system mapping software company.
“It’s beneficial for us to learn more what the students are interested in, and the students can learn about a large employer in their area,” Woods said. “The students also can get experience putting themselves out there and introducing themselves.”