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    Employers recruit students for variety of on-campus jobs

    Intramural sports referee and SafeRide driver were a couple of the campus jobs offered to students yesterday at the Wildcat student employment fair.

    Various UA departments and programs exhibited employment opportunities to potential student employees from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom.

    Heather Gasser, assistant director of undergraduate initiatives, said working on campus makes sense for students.

    “”Students have lots of holes in their schedules. Working on campus can fill those holes,”” Gasser said.

    “”Students have lots of holes in their schedules. Working on campus can fill those holes.””

    – Heather Gasser,
    assistant director of undergraduate

    “”You may even get invitations to special events and other opportunities.””

    Gasser also said students who work on campus are more likely to successfully finish their college careers.

    “”There is a study out of UCLA that shows that off-campus employment can be detrimental to student retention,”” Gasser said. “”At the UA, student retention is a big goal right now.””

    Cory Runyon, a research technician for the Agricultural Research Center, was at the fair and listed some of the traits desired in students interested in the center’s biological laboratory aide position.

    “”This is a position affiliated with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Research Center,”” Runyon said. “”What we are looking for is any student who is interested in microbiology research.””

    Runyon, who works at the Shantz building, said his boss, Peter Cotty, a plant pathology adjunct professor, discovered aflatoxin, a non-toxic fungus that treats toxic fungi on crops.

    Sarah Young, business management senior, was promoting available jobs within the campus recreation department.

    Young said that the positions generally involve refereeing intramural sporting events.

    “”Basketball and football are the two biggest sports, they are the most fun to officiate,”” Young said. “”It’s an exciting job where you meet people and work with people your own age where everyone is passionate about sports.””

    The position of community service officer available through the University of Arizona Police Department requires students to assist police in matters such as deterring skateboarding.

    Jason Drei, corporal for patrol and for coordination of the CSO program, said students interested in law enforcement should consider the program because it’s a good starting point.

    “”There is a lot of training involved, such as CPR,”” Drei said of the job.

    Economics sophomore Michael Anderson said he attended the event in the hopes of finding a library, office assistant, career center or Registrar’s Office position that would fit his needs.

    “”I’m looking to get an office job that pays well so I can pay my rent,”” Anderson said. “”The jobs on campus will work around my schedule and I won’t have to travel far.””

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