Career Center to host virtual part-time job fair Thursday

The Berney Family Welcome Center is home to the Career Center. The center offers numerous services to students for free to help them find employment. (Archive Photo by Alex Todd | Collegian Media Group)

On Thursday, the K-State Career Center will host its Part-time Opportunities Fair virtually through Zoom. Students may register for the event, which will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. via Handshake.

Val Rubio, employer relations associate for the Career Center, has worked with recruiters to set up their time slots for one-on-one or group Zoom interviews. Eighteen different employers will interview students for local part-time jobs.

The fair will help prepare students for the larger all-university career fair scheduled for the week of Sept. 21. This fair, which usually takes place in Bramlage Coliseum, will be online this year and spread out over four days.

Rubio advises students to make sure they are prepared ahead of time, have a strong Wi-Fi signal and a laptop charger nearby.

“You could sign up for these sessions, but then the day of the event, you could just not show up,” Rubio said. “So it’s really important that students remember whatever they sign up for, to follow up and actually show up because it’s essentially like not showing up for an interview. That just looks really bad on the student and it makes K-State look really bad and employers will not want to recruit here.”

Students may sign up for the part-time job fair here.

The Career Center has more resources on its YouTube account for tips on how to be successful in online interviews.

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