Part-Time Job Fair Sees Record Attendance
WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College held a part-time job fair on campus Wednesday to give students a chance to speak with area employers about part-time and seasonal/holiday jobs and internships.
Organized by PCC Career Services, the event drew nearly 600 students to the Craig F. Goess Student Center’s Davenport Multipurpose Room – more than twice the number planners had set as their attendance goal.
“We experienced record participation for a part-time job fair at PCC,” said PCC Career Services Director Shakeena White. “There were more than 20 employers in attendance, and they appreciated the opportunity to foster relationships with the 591 students who came out to the Goess Student Center for the event.”
PCC Career Services Coordinator Arwen Parris said some employers, including Chick-Fil-A of Winterville, Maxim Health, Belk and Carolina Earth Movers, spoke with students about specific job openings. She said others, including the N.C. Department of Public Safety, the Center for Family Violence Prevention, and NC Stop Human Trafficking, focused on internship opportunities.
“The purpose of the job fair was to assist students with obtaining part-time jobs and internships,” Parris said. “Many of our students must work in order to support themselves financially while attending PCC, but they can’t always commit to a full-time work schedule while going to school. Part-time jobs and internships are also a great way for students to gain valuable work experience and develop employability skills.”
White says PCC Career Services will host a Construction & Industrial Technology Career Fair on campus Dec. 4. She encouraged employers interested in participating in the event to contact PCC Career Outreach Specialist Kurt Simmons at (252) 493-7819 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Located in Suite 170 of the Goess Student Center, PCC Career Services provides opportunities for current students and alumni to learn more about themselves, the world of work, and how to prepare for future employment. In addition to career assessments, job search strategies and mock interviews, the center offers resume development assistance, posts job openings, and organizes professional development opportunities on campus and in the community throughout the year.