Career Services is hosting its annual Career Fair on Tuesday.
The fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is being held at the Baker Building and Lou’s Place.
Wesleyan has hosted the fair for at least 12 years, according to Director of Career Services Robyn Bone. Fifty-one companies are expected to attend; booths will be in both buildings.
“This year we are splitting it up into two buildings because the basketball team is doing so well we didn’t know if we would be able to use the gym,” Bone said.
Bone also said that 15 companies committed to attend within two days of the fair being announced.
“I was actually surprised how fast and how many companies wanted to attend,” Bone said. “We had to make a waitlist because we only had 51 spots available.”
Last year’s fair had the usual turnout of 150 to 200 students, Bone said, and this year she expects the same.
“Usually the fair is all about the students who are looking for jobs to start on their careers after college.” “So when we get 10 percent of the campus population it really helps,” Bone said.
Career Services does not depend on the fair when helping students find jobs, Bone said.
“We work with the schools of business and education and in conjunction with the Mansfield ISD,” Bone said. “We have over 3,000 contacts in our system that we built from partnerships, and those contacts can also help students find jobs.”
Students attending the fair should dress appropriately for the type of job they are applying for and bring several copies of their resume, Bone said.
“It never hurts to dress professional and tailor your resume to focus on the specific jobs you are looking for,” Bone said. “Another thing is, if you have knowledge about the company you are applying for it will be easier for you to market yourself and get that interview.”
Accounting major Vincent Leal plans on attending the fair and with the help of Career Services he believes he will get an internship this summer.
“Career Services helped me build my resume twice already and with an internship I could potentially build on it more,” Leal said. “At Career Services they are great at what they do.”
Eric Lopez, a Fort Worth Recreation Center Supervisor, said he will be attending the fair as an employer.
“We are looking for someone with six months experience in working with kids five to 13 years old,” Lopez said. “College students at Wesleyan in the education and psychology fields are who we usually get for interviews.”
In the past, the fair has seen great success and helped many students get interviews or internships, Bone said.
“The earlier you start searching for jobs the more chances you will have of finding the one you want,” Bone said. “When you get the job and they like you, they will find a way to keep you around.”
Students who are interested in attending the Career Fair should sign up through Career Link at https://txwes-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=5105c4242731515b2121b036f4db0988&s=event&ss=ws. The first 50 student attendees receive a free lunch.