The Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business recently hosted a career fair that amplified the power of industry collaborations.
The Office of Student Career Preparedness and the Marketing and Business Analytics Student Organization at A&M-Commerce, along with the Greenville, Texas Chamber of Commerce, contributed to this impactful event by connecting prospective employees to 20-plus local employers in the Rayburn Student Center.
More than 100 students and alumni signed up to engage with employers seeking interns and full-time hires at the career fair. Employers in the fields of accounting, banking, defense, finance, healthcare, insurance, marketing and sales participated in the career fair and collected resumes for their hiring process.
Recently established collaborations with Texas Instruments, Oxy, Fastenal and many other companies increased the probability for College of Business students to share their expertise with these employers and understand their industries more accurately.
“We are thrilled with the turnout for this year's College of Business Career Fair,” said Arthur Lumzy Jr., director of the Office of Student Career Preparedness. “It is important for our students and alumni to have the opportunity to meet with employers who have a vested interest in recruiting from A&M-Commerce for top talent in East Texas and the DFW Metroplex.”
Lumzy Jr. continued: “This career fair is a valuable opportunity for students and alumni to learn about different career paths and network with potential employers looking to grow their workforce. I encourage all students and alumni to take advantage of these events and to start building professional relationships with the recruiters who can help them land their dream job.”
Several employer success stories shared at the career fair demonstrated the importance of career fairs, professional referrals, internships and career placement before graduation.
A Modern Woodmen of America employee spoke to Shernay Wormley, Senior Career Services Coordinator at the College of Business. She expressed her excitement at bringing a soon-to-be graduate on board with her team full-time. She praised the student she hired as an intern last year and was delighted about helping him start his career related to his degree program.
The A&M-Commerce College of Business Career Fair is held annually in the fall and spring semesters. The fair is open to all A&M-Commerce students and alumni.