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PSU Career Fair Helping Students Find Jobs and Employers Find Workers


More than a hundred businesses and organizations are on Pittsburg State University’s campus today looking for future employees.

  The annual career expo pays off for both students and companies.

John Stewart is looking to hire up to seven people for Lang Diesel.  And knows he can find them here. 

Stewart says, "We are needing diesel service technicians, diesel farm equipment parts people, and also sales people and the technology program at Pitt state is top of the line. And this is the best place to come to get candidates to work for us throughout the state of Kansas."

 PSU’s director of Career Services, Mindy Cloninger says, "It’s a wonderful opportunity for students because they don't have to travel, don't have to find the companies, hospitals,  and school districts.  And find out who’s hiring. They can come here and find out who's hiring and positions available to them."

"It’s been amazing!  I've learned so many things."

Kimberly Hagerman is looking to find work as she continues school for her masters. She says the fair is better than her current online and word of mouth strategy.

"You feel free to ask questions.  They tell you what they're actually looking for."

Career days are not only about convenience, students say it takes the stress out of job hunting.

Hagerman says, "It  feels really good because it’s not you alone trying to find some place.They're actually  looking for good people to work for them too . "

 Jacob Yanovich is at PSU to get his Masters in Business Administration and says he expects to find a job at the career expo. "Instead of  just having to approach companies,  a lot of them will grab you by the arm and start these conversations up and make it easy and approachable   to talk to some of these  companies. That intimidation factor goes away by the second you walk into the door.”

Coordinators even encourage freshman to come to start networking.

Cloninger says, "The same representatives will come time and time again and so the students can really establish  a great relationship over the next couple of years. Then when they're  ready to apply for internships, clinicals that sort of thing,  they have that relationship. Then by their senior year they're ready to go."

Several companies reserve rooms and will conduct interviews this evening and tomorrow.

     Actual job offers are sometimes made during the career expo.

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