More options for GED students

Del Mar College plans to up the “dreams delivered” part of its motto with the Coastal Bend SHRM Job Fair.

The fair will take place at 10.a.m to 2.p.m on Friday May 18th, and early admission for veterans will be available at 9.a.m.

The Career Development Department will gather multiple employers from around the community to interact with and recruit students for employment.

Career Counselor Fernando Garza and Career Development Coordinator Vanessa Adkins contact numerous employers each job fair to give students a variety of employers to interact with. The college holds several job fairs each year.

“We have a minimum of 30 employers per job fair,” Adkins said.

The event will take place at the Center for Economic Development, 3209 S. Staples.

Adkins said veterans get early admission.

In addition to connecting students with potential employers, the fair also provides students with ample interview tips.

“That’s the purpose of the job fair, so that they can see these folks in action. These are the people who are going to be hiring students in the future,” Garza said.

The job fairs are open to all students, regardless of major.

“One huge population that we are tapping into now is GED, so we are trying to get employers to come and hire those type of students,” Adkins said.

The Career Development Department also offers mock interviews and one-on-one time to help students solidify their interview skills.

“A lot of them are blank so we try to help them to start thinking of some of the verbiage to use and to think about what the company’s all about, Garza said.

For more information about the event or other services the department offers, contact Adkins at


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