Campus holds business career fair

Cheyenne Jayne

Delta Sigma Pi, a professional business fraternity at Sacramento State, held a business career fair on Monday, Nov. 23. Delta Sigma Pi’s Executive Director of the business career fair, Schuyler Rathbun, said the organization holds the business fair twice a year and is tailored toward students majoring in business.

“Anyone is welcome to come because these companies hire all sorts of students,” Rathbun said. “The biggest thing is just don’t be shy, really approach people and let them know who you are and attributes that you have and that you could offer the company and dress to impress too.”

Rathbun said there were 21 businesses present at the career fair. Though the career fair targets business majors, students like Queen Onyeneke, who is a graduating philosophy major, was relieved to hear many of the companies hire for several positions.

“I just came into get more information about each company and what they’re offering and that is exactly what I got and this is a great opportunity for anyone who is graduating. There are internships as well as full-time opportunities,” Onyeneke said. “There was only one company that required you to be an accounting major, everyone else said it is truly OK if you aren’t a business major; a lot of them weren’t business majors, so that was a little comforting.”

One pull for attending the career fair is getting to meet face-to-face with big companies and creating a relationship before even going into the interview, said Daniel Meixner of Beyond Accounting. Beyond Accounting is a Sacramento accounting firm that was present at the business fair.

“Beyond Accounting was recently voted as one of the best places to work by the Sacramento Business Journal and a large number that we hire are actually Sac State students and a majority are entry-level with little to no experience,” Meixner said.