23 April 2019
The Career Center will be hosting an All-Campus Career Fair on April 24. Students from all majors are encouraged to participate and take advantage of one of the biggest career events of the year.
Career Services Specialist Dana Rodenbaugh said, “This will be a great opportunity for students to get an idea of the current job market.”
As of April 8, there are currently 32 employers registered to attend the event, ranging from summer camps to financial advisory groups, all of which are searching to fill positions for jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.
“We usually have a couple last minute registrations, so we normally expect to have about 40 employers attend. We are limited to about 45 employers due to the size of Berger Hall,” said student assistant at the Career Center Michaela Norve via email.
The Career Center has suggested that students thinking about going to the Career Fair dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.
“Research the employers coming to determine who they want to talk to and what kind of positions they are offering. They can also utilize the Communication Excel Center, who will also be present at the event, to practice an elevator pitch to give to the employers,” said Norve.
One service that the Career Center offers is the professional clothes closet, Clyde’s Closet, which offers free professional clothing for students with limited budgets.
“They are looking to hire a wide variety of positions ranging from summer internships to full-time jobs in many different career fields.
Among the employers to be present at the Career Fair is a company called Gusto. Gusto is an organization that manages payroll, benefits and human resources for over 60,000 businesses nationwide.
On the Career Center website, Gusto advertised its open positions. “We hire people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at Gusto.”
Gusto is specifically looking for students who are set to graduate in May, and have focuses in either Finance, Arts & Entertainment, Communication, Education, Health Services, Psychology or Sociology.
Several employers for the city will also be in attendance, including Colorado Springs Utilities and the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Government employment opportunities will be represented by U.S. Department of State Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the U.S. Air Force Academy 10th Contracting Squadron.
UCCS graduate school representatives will also be at the event to advertise graduate school opportunities.
Visit https://www.uccs.edu/career/spring-all-campus-career-fair-employer-list for an updated list of employers attending the fair and positions they are seeking to fill.