On Wednesday, September 17, Salt Lake Community College hosted a Job Fair at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, providing students job opportunities with the potential to further their degrees as well as their careers.
85 companies were in attendance, each looking for potential employees. The event was packed full of students armed with resumes and their best business attire as they looked for the chance to further themselves in the work force.
“We want students to understand that because it costs money to come to Salt Lake Community College, the quicker they get into a career path then the more economic it will be for them,” says Jack Hesleph, Director of Career and Student Employment Services at SLCC. “It will help them as they transfer on, choose one of our technical educational courses, or get into the work place and make money.”
The job fair featured a variety of career paths available to SLCC students. Companies such as Panda Express and Taco Bell were hiring on the spot for both full and part-time hours.
SLCC students attending the event took full advantage of what these companies had to offer.
“The job fair was nice. I was only going in there to check out the Harley and Mark and Bill for their Diesel System Technology program,” says Junior Fuamona, who is majoring in Diesel Technology.
Fuamona, who has been studying at SLCC for the past two years, was effective because he took full advantage of his career path by targeting a company that worked within his field of study.
“I think it’s a great opportunity for them to get out there and experience it, get to know all of them and really a good time for them to get out,” says Fuamona.
Fuamona also applied with Kennecott Utah Copper, who came out to offer a scholarship. This next summer Fuamona will be working for them, with hopes that they will potentially take him on as a full-time employee.
At SLCC, the doors of opportunity are always open. Whether students are continuing on the road to a better career or down a completely different path, there is always the ability to look ahead.
For more information on upcoming events related to job fairs, visit the Career and Student Employment Services page.