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Fair targets Wildcats for campus jobs

Noelle R. Haro-Gomez/ Arizona Daily Wildcat Lucile Byrd (left) , Mokenge Ndixa-Mongoh, Jocelyn Rivera and Carlos Ochoa speak to Josh Fuchs at UA’s Job Fair at the North Ballroom in SUMC. Fuchs is with Emergency Medicine Scribe Systems.

More than 500 jobs throughout campus and the local community were up for grabs at Wednesday’s Wildcat Student Employment Fair, held in SUMC’s Grand Ballroom and featuring nearly 50 departments, companies and organizations. The Wildcat Student Employment Fair is the only job fair on campus that is designed strictly for students who attend the university. Other job fairs allow students from other schools, such as Pima Community College, to attend their events.

The event created valuable opportunities for hundreds of UA students. All the departments and businesses who were in attendance were willing to work with students’ schedules to find the times that work best for them.

“I am excited about the number of opportunities available here,” said Melissa Rivenbark, a studio art junior. “I already went to Career Services to beef up my resume.”

Among the local businesses at the event were CyraCom International Inc., Arthritis Introspective and College Nannies and Tutors.

The UA Tech Park and the Office of Federal Relations were two of many UA departments hosting booths at the event. UA Tech Park was looking for juniors, seniors and graduate students to help with three ongoing projects: Innovation Day, Racing with the Sun and Esteemed High School, which is a new high school being built at the UA BioPark.

According to Brenda Hough, executive assistant at the Office of University Research Parks, getting involved with UA Tech Park is a great opportunity for students studying science and technology, business, marketing or communications, as it offers job opportunities that pertain directly to those fields.

In addition to university departments, local organizations and state departments offering several positions at the fair. Sunnyside Unified School District promoted opportunities for substitute teachers, instructional assistants for both special education classes and regular courses, office health clerks, tutors and even bus drivers.

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