Employers come to Del Mar to hire Vikings

Job Fairs with dozens of firms set for both East, West campuses

Del Mar will be helping students take the next step in their college career by hosting its Job Fairs on April 10-11.

Many employers will be at the event to talk about possible job opportunities and give students information about their agency.

Career Counselor Fernando Garza is one of the many college employees who help put together this event to give students an opportunity to do some social networking.

“We try to get people whose businesses can help our students with future employment,” Garza said.

The event gives students the opportunity to talk to employers and make connections outside of the college.

“One of the things that I tell them is to listen to what the vendors have to say, because they are the ones who are hiring. Listen to what they’re looking for,” Garza said.

The Career Development Center reaches out to multiple employers each semester to see who is available to come to the campus. These employers usually have some type of connection to the type of occupation students are seeking to obtain.

“I’ve called the finance business institutes like Frost Bank, IBC Bank, Navy Army Credit Union, Prosperity Bank, and I’ve also called a bunch of people who deal with communications,” Garza said.

This event helps give students a direct connection to real workforce opportunities.

“We hope that our student population participates and get involved, and listen to what these folks have to say,” Garza said.

The fairs provide direct insight into the specific field.

“It gives the student an idea of what is out there as well,” Garza said. “The more knowledge you have the better it will be for your future,” Garza said.

The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 10 in the Harvin Center on East Campus and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 in the Coleman Center on West Campus.

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