Employers share knowledge at career fair

Jasmine Alston

The University Ballroom filled up with Sacramento State students Wednesday as they searched for potential employment opportunities and networked with employers.

Some of the recruiters were Sac State alumni who came back to assist students with finding employment.

Mike Faringer graduated in 2010 and now works with human resources for Verizon Wireless. During his time at Sac State, Faringer said he utilized the career fair to look at multiple companies he never heard of, but Verizon really reached out to him.

“Towards the fall 2010 semester, I made in contact with the recruiters at the career fair and we kept in touch until I graduated and then I applied,” Faringer said. “It is really important to have those partnerships because if you could see a name on an application by putting a face to a name is crucial.”

Students lined up in their business attire waiting to check in to see the different businesses and recruiters to collect resumes and participate in on the spot interviews.

There were students who have taken advantage of the different career fairs held on campus.

Business major Sarah Chally said this was the fourth career fair she had been to and noticed there were a lot more people who came early. In comparison to the first career fair she ever attended, Chally said this time she had more in-depth conversations with employers.

This semester, the career fair included a Linked-In professional photo booth, where students were able to get their picture taken for either their Linked-In profile or another professional domain.

Some other changes to the career fair was professional attire was required, said Melissa Aguirre from the Career Center.

There were roughly around 115 companies that attended the fair and 230 employers.

For students who missed the career fair, visit the Career Center for a chance to participate in workshops that assist in improving resumes and give advice on how to network.