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The Lookout | October 19, 2018

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Job fair provides opportunities

Job fair provides opportunities
The Lookout

By Aaron Emerson
Editor in Chief

Students at LCC find themselves in various statuses of employment.

Some work part-time and some are looking for work. Others have jobs but are starting to prepare for a career after graduation.

LCC hosted a job and internship fair Feb. 21 on its west campus to help students facing all of the above. Community members not affiliated with the college were also invited.

According to event coordinator Becca Sowa, at least 128 employers attended. Employers represented a variety of sectors of the workforce.

“I think (the fair) is important,” Sowa said. “For one, we have students who are looking for work. We are preparing them with an education and now we need to help connect them with employers to get that career experience.”

Sowa, who is also LCC’s internship development manager, said the fair helped out more than just students, though.

“We know there are people out in the community still looking for work and for better career opportunities,” Sowa said.

One LCC student, Jordan Camden, said he attended the fair to keep his options open.

“I am currently employed part-time, but I am sort of starting to look around at other options, and this provides a solid opportunity to do that,” Camden said.

Dean Transportation was one business represented at the job and internship fair. It had two hiring employers present to hand out applications, job information and to meet prospective employees.

“The fair has been going very well,” said Ashleigh Wright, a hiring assistant at Dean. “There’s been a lot of job seeker traffic and we’ve handed out a lot of applications.”

Wright said the fair was held at a good time for Dean.

“We are hiring various drivers in our Lansing operation,” Wright added. “Our hopes are to receive some applicants who qualify and bring some of them on board.”

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