Career Fair coming to ARC

Thomas Santos and Thomas Santos

A Career Fair is coming to American River College this Thursday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m until 1 p.m. in the community rooms next to the Student Center.

“The goal of the Career Fair is to connect their majors to students’ career goals,” said career center clerk Vicky Sherman.

More than 30 employers are expected at to participate at this semester’s Career Fair, including the California Department of Human Services, AmeriGas, H&R Block, and Cooks Collision.

“Our company is looking for someone who can display ‘core competencies,’” said Ken Porter of the Platt Electric Supply.

“Core competency includes attributes such as personal integrity, leadership, a desire to improve, knowledge and skill, and someone who cares. We are looking for someone who can keep the confidence of our company,” he added.

A representative from AmeriGas said, “We are looking for someone with a Class B license to drive our hazard vehicles. We have propane delivery positions and customer representative positions available, depending on the store.”

Career Center’s personnel assistant Eva M. Bell said the Career Fair is “an opportunity to meet directly with employers to network and to discover important factors related to your careers.”

The Career Center recommends that students who want to take advantage of this opportunity prepare before the occasion.

They recommend that students conduct research on companies that they would be interested in by visiting their website, checking for mission statements, and checking for positions that can personally fit them.

Students should come prepared with a hard copy of their resumes, dress professionally, and put their best foot forward so they give off a good impression.

Of the companies coming to the ARC Career Fair next Thursday, Student Services Supervisor at CalWORKs Breanne Holland said, “We appreciate their attendance because it offers professional opportunities to our students.”

For more information on the Career Fair, go to the Career Center, located in the portable village near Davies Hall.