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Annual fair presents 300 campus jobs for students

Juni Nelson
Juni Nelson / Arizona Daily Wildcat UA had its annual career fair on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students had the opportunity to meet with employers in order to seek out a job for after graduation.

The UA’s annual Wildcat Student Employment Fair aims to make job hunting easy, and will be held today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union Memorial Center’s North Grand Ballroom. The event is held each year during the first week of fall semester, and gives students a look at various part-time job opportunities on campus.

“For this particular event, we generally get several hundred students attending,” said Susan L. Miller-Pinhey, the marketing and special events manager for UA Career Services. “For our fall and spring Career Days, generally a couple thousand.”

More job opportunities are available this year compared to previous years. Attending the event provides students with the opportunity to interact with businesses and UA departments and find out what interests they have and discover new ways to broaden their perspectives, Miller-Pinhey added.

“So far this year, the companies and departments currently signed up are looking to fill between 309 and 412 jobs,” she added. “There are at least 300 jobs available at this event.”

Some UA departments attending the fair this year are Campus Recreation, University Information Technology Services, the James E. Rogers College of Law, Office of University Research Parks and Residence Life. Some local organizations that will be attending are Northwestern Mutual — Tucson, College Nannies & Tutors, Campus Acquisitions and the Army Reserve.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson is a local organization that will also be in attendance Wednesday, and is constantly seeking young employees who show dedication and loyalty to their work, according to the organization’s website.

For students who are unable to attend Wednesday’s Employment Fair, there are many similar events held throughout the school year, including the UA Career Fairs, the UA SIFE Career Expo and UA Education Career Day.

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