Part-Time Job Fair!

Over 30 employers from across the state offered opportunities to those at Kean

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Part-Time Job Fair!

Both Kean students and faculty alike attended the Part-Time Job Fair in Downs Hall Sept. 27.

Kieffer Braisted, Staff Writer

Oftentimes, college students are feeling more down than up in terms of money. One goes to college for their respective careers, but what about in the meantime?

Kean University has got you covered. For those students interested in earning some extra cash to help sustain themselves throughout the year, the department of Career Services offers various part-time and career job fairs.

The first of the aforementioned fairs, the Part-Time Job Fair, occurred Thursday, Sept. 27 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Downs Hall. Hosted by Career Services, its goal was to provide an ample and diverse amount of employment opportunities to students of all study areas and backgrounds. 

Over 30 employers featured in the fair, including Amazon, FedEx, Michael Kors, American Eagle Outfitters and Nordstrom. Even representatives from Kean's very own Office of Residential Student Services, Admissions and Miron Student Center were present.

Although listed as a part-time fair, the various employers and businesses were offering both part-time and career-building positions.

Inquiries towards potential internship opportunities were also available to those that were interested.

The fair focused on employers with a promising track record for offering competitive wages, flexible scheduling for students, fair treatment of employees and chances for promotion upon meeting necessary requirements.

A variety of job sectors and major areas were represented as well at the event, including but not limited to: sales, retail, finance, business, logistics, communications, government agency positions and more.

Students were encouraged to bring their resumes to the event and any future job fairs they planned on attending. 

Specific attire for the event was not required, although it was recommended that those interested in the various fairs in the future  "dress to impress". 

For more information regarding future events and fairs run by Career Services, there is more than one alternative to obtaining said information. 

Firstly, the next fair hosted by Career Services will be the Career and Internship Fair Thursday, Nov. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. In 2017, the same fair attracted over 400 students and 40 employers, both locally and internationally.

Next, students that do not plan on attending the upcoming fair(s) but are still looking for potential employment opportunities are encouraged to visit the Office of Career Services in person in Center for Academic Success, Room 201 or online.

about the author

Kieffer Braisted, Staff Writer 

Kieffer Braisted is a Staff Writer for The Cougar’s Byte. He joined the staff in March 2018.