Everyone goes to college in hopes of landing a better job upon graduation, but with everyone having that same mentality and many people being qualified for few positions searching for a job has proven to be somewhat difficult.
However, Texas Wesleyan, along with other universities across the Metroplex, tried to make finding a job for recent alumni as easy as possible.
On Nov. 7, there was an Alumni Career Fair that took place in Grapevine, Texas, starting at 6 p.m. Over 34 schools in DFW and surrounding areas had students in attendance. Robyn Bone, director Wesleyan Career Services /counselor, said: “This year there was a doubled amount of Wesleyan students.”
This event is held in Grapevine once a semester, so students graduating at the end of each semester have an opportunity to hand out their resumes and get face time with companies and different businesses that are local.
“There were over 50 companies in attendance along with over 300 students,” Bone said. The variety of companies gave the people in who came out more chances to possibly land a job in their field.
A former Wesleyan student, Adam Winkenweder, who graduated in August 2013 was also in attendance at the fair.
“The event was well put together with lots of potential career opportunities,” he said. “Although I didn’t find a good one for me, I am sure someone did. I have been to several veteran career fairs, and those were not as nice as this one.”
He is a business management graduate, and that field is broad and has many people in pursuit of jobs needing that degree. Unfortunately, he was not able to find placement, but the event is still a chance for a person to get exposure and be seen as many businesses as possible.
With the fair being held every semester, career services is looking to hold an event on this side of town, so more Wesleyan and TCU students can be in attendance. This event is a staple for graduates since there are companies searching for new hires, and it gives them hope to push across the jobs’ stage.

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Speaker, Bob Ray Sanders, talks at an event held by the Black Student Association in honor of Black History Month.

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