Students network with college, area businesses
by Elyssa Parnell Staff Writer
NEWBERRY — Newberry College held a work study and part-time job far Wednesday to prepare students for the future.
Students that receive federal work study funding were given the opportunity to look for work-study jobs on campus. Businesses in the community were also on campus to speak with students about part-time jobs that need filling.
Mariah Gaughan with Career Services at Newberry Colleges said the job fair is hosted at the beginning of the semester to give community businesses an opportunity to present themselves to the students.
Community businesses such as Family Video, The Boys and Girls Club of Newberry, and Anytime Fitness were represented at the job fair.
Gaughan said the job fair is a great education and learning component for students, showing them what they might go through after completing their senior year and heading to look for full-time jobs.
“Managing finances and going to college is difficult for some students,” Gaughan said, who hopes the job fair gave students more opportunities to work while in school.
Sarah Dougherty works in the Institutional Advancement department at Newberry College and believes job fairs are important in today’s society.
“In today’s ever-changing job market, our students will need to be skilled at interviewing and networking as they prepare for careers,” Dougherty said. “I can’t think of a better way for our students to gain experience and enhance their skills than to put them to practice at an on-campus job fair.”
Elyssa Parnell can be reached at 803-276-0625, ext. 108 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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