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Hundreds show up for UH job fair


Hundreds turned out for the job fair where students were being interviewed on the spot. | Courtesy of Jessica Campbell

University Career Services partnered with University Services and the University Center to host the second annual Campus Jobs for Coogs fair Aug. 11 in the UC Houston Room.

More than 50 UH departments attended the event in attempt to fill more than 400 student-worker positions. 

“It was very successful. There were 897 students at the event,” Employer Relations Coordinator Jessica Campbell said.

Many students have the intention to work but don’t know where to go for student worker positions. At this event, departments had the option to interview students seeking jobs right on the spot.

“One frustration for students and departments was that there was a significant decrease in the number of students awarded college work-study in their financial aid package this year, while there were many departments looking to hire college work-Study students,” Campbell said. “However, there were also many departments at the event who were looking to fill a large number of non work-Study positions.” 

Departments looking for student workers and wanting to participate had to register in advance. At the event, they set up booths to speak with the students about what they have to offer.

“Departments are grouped together by what type of job openings they have (college work-study, non-college work-study or both college work-study and non-college work-study),” Campbell said. 

There were representatives from the International Student and Scholarship Service Office to help international students with questions about eligibility and from the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for questions about college work-Study programs. 

The next Campus Jobs for Coogs will be in August 2011.

“This is a great opportunity for students to find out about various job openings on campus and for departments to connect with a large number of students at once about their student-worker job openings,” Campbell said.


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