OCU to Host Job Fair
Ohio Christian University is hosting a job fair on April 3 in the Maxwell Center.
The event will be open to the public from noon until 3 p.m. but will have a special one-hour exclusive session for students.
"When we say students, we don't mean just OCU students," said Jan Shannon, Director of Career Services at OCU. "We've invited high school students, students from Pickaway-Ross and Eastland Career students also. We've made a special invitation to them to attend at that time."
There are currently about 30 employers slated for the event, according to Rachel Slover, student representative.
"They'll be set up in lines and in sections based on what type of work they do," Slover said.
This is the first job fair that's been hosted at OCU in several years.
"We're partnering with the Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce and with Ohio Means Jobs, a division of Job and Family Services," Shannon said.
One of the goals of the job fair, she said, was to help the students get experience for their future job searches and to help the community.
"For the students, we want them to have the experience of interviewing at a job fair or applying for jobs at a job fair should they need that in the future," she said. "We also have employers that are going to be looking for summer or part-time employment, and the nice thing about this is that it's a job fair and a career fair because some of the employers are career oriented while others are part-time or summer employment. It's a wide mixture that we have to offer."
There is no registration or other fees for students or the public to attend. The goal is to have 300 people in attendance.
"I think with the amount of students that we have, and the amount of outreach we've done we'll definitely be able to meet that goal," Slover said.
Shannon said job searchers should dress appropriately for interviews and bring copies of their resume to hand out to potential employers. She said they will be having workshops to help with career skills.
"We're having workshops for our students and they are open to the public," Shannon said. "They have the opportunity to go to an interview workshop, a resume workshop and a dress and etiquette workshop."