AC Job Fair: Local businesses gather to recruit students

Screen shot 2013-10-28 at 8.25.21 AMBy Jennifer Robertson

Ranger Reporter


The Amarillo College Fall Job Fair will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 in Carter Fitness Center.

Any current AC student or alumni in search of the wide variety of job opportunities the job fair offers is welcome to attend.

Given this opportunity to meet dozens of local employers all in one location, business professionals said the key to getting a foot in the door is to come prepared.

“Aim on the side of business professional or suit,” said Susan Regan, an advising data management assistant in the Career Center. “This will give employers the impression you prioritized this event and didn’t just walk in.”

Students should come dressed to interviewing standards and be ready to interview with multiple résumés in hand.

“Students can attend a résumé workshop in Room 110 of the Lynn Library Oct. 25 at 2 p.m., Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. and Oct. 30th at 1 p.m.,” said Jasmine Vega, a nursing major and a student-assistant in the Career Center. “You do not need to pre-register; just sign in the day you come.”

Any student interested in preparing a professional résumé can print one free of charge in the Career Center before the job fair.

A job interviewing workshop will be available at 9 a.m. Oct. 29, and a job-readiness workshop will be available at 11a.m. Oct. 31 in the Career Center. Regan said students also should check their AC email to see November dates scheduled for job-readiness and interviewing workshops.

“We anticipate we will have more than 40 employers at the job fair,” Regan said. “Employer registration is still live and likely to change.”

If interested in working in broadcast news, both KFDA News Channel 10 and Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. KAMR/KCIT/KCPN will be on-site interviewing applicants.

“We are looking for entry level, part-time positions in news or production,” said Dan Morgan, operations manager at KAMR/KCIT/KCPN. “We also have internships available.”

Morgan said while internships generally are unpaid positions, they allow students to gain essential work experience while earning class credit.

Students eager to see specific job listings and preparation tips for the job fair can visit www. and click on “Search Employers” or “Making the Most of the Event.”

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