College career fair brought back after global pandemic shutdown

Hastings College gives students new opportunities in the work field
Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 2:30 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Hastings College hosted its first career fair since the pandemic hit the community.

The college’s own career services department was able to successfully put together one of their largest job fairs.

Over 40 employers were brought to campus offering part-time jobs, internships, and full-time jobs, where students of all majors and years were able to attend and gain experience while communicating with companies.

”Finding a career after college is super hard and so just knowing that our college is able to assist us with finding possible career options after university, is so so helpful and I am so appreciative for it. I think its a really good program and I think we should keep on doing it every year it really helps our students,” said Tymia Thompson, a second year student at Hastings College.

Kim Graviette, the director of career services, along with Carissa Urmacher, assistant director of career services, were able to provide students with a wide variety of career options.

”Students from all majors can probably find value in the fair. And we haven’t had a career fair since COVID so this is the first one that we’ve had in probably four or five years, and its a great opportunity to learn how to introduce yourself and to network so beyond the actual part of the job its just really good experience for students,” Graviette said.

Students were not disappointed with the event and offered positive feedback with hopes that the college will bring it back in years to come.