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|Knox and Monmouth College Job Fairs Present Students Employment and Networking Opportunities
|College students seeking employment this summer or after their eduction is finished got the chance to meet with dozens of companies that are hiring at two local job fairs.
They were held on Thursday at both Knox College and Monmouth College to connect students with area businesses that have job opportunities.
Terrie Saline, the Internship Coordinator at Knox College's Career Center, tells WGIL the fair provided the students many positive aspects in their future employment opportunities.
"Really it's an opportunity for our students to come and, number one, see what a job fair is about, build some confidence in themselves to look for jobs, speak highly of themselves, the qualifications they have, to rule out things of their interest with a particular company and hopefully find some sort of employment in these tough economic times."
The Knox College job fair brought together 27 businesses from the area looking to fill job voids. At the Monmouth College fair, Wackerle Career Development Center Director Michelle Shawgo said that event had the largest employer attendance seen in several years. She said there are several businesses actively looking to hire students despite job freezes in many other businesses.
Shawgo says with the job market being so tight, there is plenty of competition to fill those open positions.
(A student walks through the job fair Thursday at Monmouth College.)
(Courtney Condon of Galesburg, left, listens as representatives of Wells Fargo Bank talk to her about potential job openings Thursday at Monmouth College. Story by Dominic Fortini. WGIL News Photos by Will Stevenson.)
|03 05 09 by Newsroom
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