Meet the Firms event offers students opportunities to gauge their prospective career fields
Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 29, 2016) - More than 25 employers were on hand to speak to students about job or internship opportunities at the Meet the Firms event hosted by the Career Center at California Baptist University on Sept. 29.
The majority of the organizations in attendance came from the accounting and finance industries.
Anna Crosby, an applied statistical analysis senior, said the event showed her that companies are looking for people who have life experiences.
“They’re looking for something that is just beyond your degree,” Crosby said. “They want someone who has experience in doing other things than in just their field.”
Catherine Llores, an accounting junior, said she gained some perspective on future employment opportunities.
“After talking with a lot of different companies and getting to know how they work, I now see that personality plays a big part of the hiring process,” Llores said. ”They want to know you’re a hard worker and that you are teachable.”
Mike Bishop, senior director for the Career Center, said that in the course of the year, his office will bring approximately 500 organizations on campus for students to interact with.
“Even if the students do not get a job or internship offer, each career fair offers students the opportunity to polish their interview skills for future job opportunities,” Bishop said.
Additional Career Center fairs include: Seminary Fair (Oct. 11, 2016); Government, Non-Profit and Internship Fair (Nov. 9, 2016); Summer Ministry and Job Fair (Feb. 9, 2017); Business, Engineering and Communications Fair (Feb. 22, 2017); Teacher Career Fair (March 3, 2017); and the Nursing Career Fair (April 7, 2017).