Spare cash. It is highly coveted by college students, but undeniably hard to come by.
To help UT students fill their empty wallets, campus officials are bringing the Knoxville job market to campus.
Career Services will host an on-campus Part-Time Job Fair next Wednesday where employers from more than 40 companies will be in search of part-time workers.
"The Part-Time Job Fair is a great opportunity for students looking for employment on campus and in Knoxville and the surrounding communities," Joann Jeter, assistant director of Career Services and Job Location and Development, said.
Career Services, which is also responsible for Hire-A-Vol, will host the event in the UC Ballroom from 2-5 p.m.
First held in 2000, the Job Fair is now a Career Services staple held annually. Each fall, students take advantage of this opportunity to speak with employers from a variety of fields.
Due to the variety of companies to be represented, students of all majors are encouraged to attend the fair. Visitors may find a chance to gain valuable experience directly relating to their major.Also welcome are those simply in search of income. Many can identify with Tiffany Shelton, a first-year kinesiology major.
"I need money to pay for college and car insurance," Shelton said.The fair will include employers like the Boys and Girls Club, Crowne Plaza, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Knox County Schools, Pilot Flying J, Designer Shoe Warehouse, Salvation Army, Home Builders Association of Greater Knoxville, Tennessee Dept. of Human Services and Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Peace Corps and many more.
With convenience in mind, all attending businesses are located in Knoxville or the surrounding area.
Information regarding on campus positions will also be available, with representatives present from Volunteer Dining, the University Center, Disability Services and Army ROTC.
According to Jeter, past Part-Time Job Fairs have attracted between 400 to 600 students. Although the fair takes place in the middle of a weekday, this should not deter students from coming in business casual attire and ready for an interview, Jeter said. To impress potential employers, Jeter suggests sporting a nice pair of slacks and avoiding shorts and t-shirts.
For more information, visit Career Services' Hire-A-Vol program website here.