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.” 

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.