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Career Services Organizes Part-Time Job Fair for Students and Alumni to Meet Employers

PCC Career Services has organized a Part-Time Job Fair for current students and alumni. Last year's event drew nearly 500 students to the Goess Student Center to speak with representatives from 30 different organizations, including Coca Cola.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College students and alumni will have a valuable opportunity to meet with area employers on Aug. 26, when the college holds the 2nd Annual Part-Time Job Fair on campus.

Representatives from various businesses and industries will be on hand to recruit students and alumni for part-time job opportunities during the fair, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Craig F. Goess Student Center on Pitt’s main campus.

Nearly 500 students attended last year’s event, along with representatives from 30 area businesses and organizations, including Vidant Health, Sam's Club, Greenville Utilities and the U.S. Marine Corps.

PCC Career Services Coordinator Arwen Parris says the fair will be open to all full-time and part-time curriculum and continuing education students at PCC, including those taking classes through distance learning, and alumni. She said she hoped the event would result in employers calling students for interviews that will ultimately lead to job offers.

“PCC Career Services started the Part-Time Job Fair last year, after meeting with a number of students who said they needed to find work while in college,” Parris said. “We decided to hold the fair in August, when we typically see a push by employers looking to fill positions in time for the busy school year. We hope it will aid students in finding part-time employment opportunities that will help sustain them financially as they pursue their educational goals.”

Parris says those planning to attend the fair must dress in business casual attire and present a PCC identification card or student identification number to gain entry to the program. She encouraged attendees to develop a prepared introduction for greeting employers and to bring with them a pen for completing job applications and copies of their resumes (printed on resume paper) to leave with employers.

Following the fair, Parris advised students to follow-up with employers and inquire about the next steps they should take in order to secure interviews.

Parris said employers wanting to participate in next month’s program can contact PCC Career Services by calling (252) 493-7784 or by e-mail at careerservices@email.pittcc.edu.

Additional details on the event can be found be visiting the PCC website, www.pittcc.edu, and searching for “Career Fairs.”