Summer Ministry and Job Fair offers students options for service
Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2019) – “Do you like kids and dirt?” Mike Mills, from Rawhide Ranch, asked a student at California Baptist University.
The ranch, which offers summer camp options for youth, was one of more than 30 camps, conference centers and ministry groups participating in the Summer Ministry and Job Fair on Feb. 5. The Career Center at CBU organized the event that offered students internships and summer service opportunities.
“This is a great opportunity for students to build their resume and gain experience while earning income for the summer,” said Lisa Singer, associate director of employer relations. “Many of the camps and conferences centers are looking for candidates who have a desire to learn, lead and to work hard in some great environments.”
Carissa Arguello, a kinesiology junior, had found a summer position at a previous ministry fair at CBU so she decided to attend the event again.
“I want to find a way to serve God and also find something that will help me be successful in the future,” Arguello said. “Having the fair on campus makes it easy and accessible. You can see lots of different options and talk to many different people.”
Marcos Lemus, a nursing senior, was looking for an opportunity to serve in a health care capacity at a camp. Lemus said he appreciated having the opportunity to meet some representatives at the event.
“Going online and applying for something is impersonal. You don’t get to see the person you’d be working for,” Lemus said. “Talking to someone and seeing what they’re about helps you know more what the job will be like.”
Erin Capuchino, guest services director from Camp Oakhurst in Coarsegold, California, was looking to fill multiple positions.
“We want to give opportunities for students to develop in their faith as well as serve others. This is a great opportunity for them,” Capuchino said.