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Part-time-job fair hopes to help students find jobs during school year

In an effort to aid students in finding suitable jobs during the school year,  Oklahoma Christian University career services will host a part-time-job fair Friday from 11:30-1:30 p.m. in the student center.

“The part-time-job fair is for students looking for part-time work or extra money while they are here as a student,” Career Services Director Candace Owens said. “Sometimes there are students who are not necessarily looking for their career but maybe just want a part-time job to help them float through college.”

Owens said the event is to benefit students in a comfortable environment located within walking distance of campus.

“We have seven employers coming,” Owens said. “It is intimate, and students can just come in their shorts. We have let them know it is no pressure on the students, instead it is a casual part time job fair – we are not wanting it to be very big.”

The job fair will comprise of a variety of businesses including The Good Egg dining group, Braum’s, Citizen’s Bank of Edmond and Chick-Fil-A, who are all looking to hire.

Junior Ethan Wilson said he plans to attend the job fair, as he is part of the career services department as a student worker on campus.

“It is a super casual event,” Wilson said. “In a world where we are all extremely busy, you can talk to all of the (businesses) in an hour. They are coming to a college understanding that college kids are going to have a schedule they have to work around, which is why it is so nice to come to an event like this. You are talking to employers who understand your schedule and understand who they are hiring.”

Along with Wilson, sophomore Seth Parker also works in the career services department and said he encourages all college students to attend the event, even if they feel like they do not have time for a job right now.

“I know that it may not be for everyone and a lot of folks will not have time for a part time job,” Parker said. “Aside from that, I recommend students who are in need of a job or even those who are considering it, to come and see what our community has to offer.”

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