Students on the Job Hunt

By: Lauren Barksdale | News Editor

Last Tuesday South Alabama hosted a job fair where representatives from local businesses and restaurants were interested in hiring students. Over 20 different employers set up a booth in the student center ballroom with pamphlets and applications available. Students got the chance to walk around each booth and talk to representatives about part-time jobs available to them.

One of the event coordinators, Tasha Litton, commented on the event and said, “It’s for part-time and on-campus jobs…for all those students who are looking for a little bit of extra income, it gives them the opportunity to come down here and talk to several different employers.” 

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The office of career services provided more information about the event saying, “The fall event was a success with close to 40 employers and campus departments participating.  The On-Campus and Part-Time job fair is a part of the Week of Welcome (WOW) line-up of events, and we were very excited to see close to 500 students participate this semester…Part-time jobs allow students to gain skills that can assist in preparing them for additional experiences such as internships and full-time employment.” 

The event provided opportunities for students to ask questions, get information and hopefully, get a job.