The Tri-University Teacher Job Fair and the Collegiate Career and Internship Fair will be open to former and present ACU, Hardin-Simmons and McMurry students on March 20 in the Abilene Civic Center.
“This is for full-time jobs, part-time jobs and internships,” said Jill Fortson, director of the Career Center. “It is for all sorts of things and you will have the opportunity to speak to employers right there. You need to come prepared for that.”
Students and ACU alumni are welcome.
“Any current student and even former students, as long as they attended and graduated from ACU, can attend if they are looking for work right now,” Fortson said.
The fair will consist of two segments. The Tri-University Teacher Fair will last from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Collegiate Career and Internship Fair will begin that afternoon at 1 p.m. and last until 4 p.m.
“There will be all types of employers there to cover all types of majors,” Fortson said. “We have TV stations, social work, speech pathology, agriculture, accounting, government positions, along with some police forces that will be there.”
The event is free, but there are requirements.
“Professional dress is required to get in,” Fortson said. “You do not have to register to get in the door; you will do that there. I do recommend that you bring multiple resumes and possibly a networking card to hand out.”
ACU will offer mock interviews to help prepare students from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. Students can sign up on Career Link.
The event will be hosted at The West Central Texas Career Consortium.
“[The event] consists of seven colleges and universities and they all come together to put on multiple fairs throughout the year,” Fortson said. “This is the biggest one that they do.”
The ACU Career Center has worked hard alongside McMurry and Hardin-Simmons throughout the planning of the event.
“It has been really great working not only with ACU employees but the Abilene community as a whole, with Hardin-Simmons and McMurry,” said Brandon Kahla, graduate student of organizational development, from Abilene.