Part-Time Job Fair to help students, companies connect

University of Houston-Victoria students and community members will have the opportunity to search for employment while Victoria area companies can recruit employees at the university’s annual Part-Time Job Fair.

The Part-Time Job Fair will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 29 in the UHV University North Multi-Purpose Room. The event is free for students and community members to attend, and employers can register at no cost until the end of the day Aug. 20. A $10 late fee will be charged after that. Companies including Whataburger, Chartwells Dining, the Victoria Television Group and the U.S. Army Reserves already have registered for the event.

Amy Hatmaker

“The Part-Time Job Fair is intended to help students from out of town find employment opportunities in Victoria while they study at UHV,” said Amy Hatmaker, UHV Career Services manager. “Students might not know the best places to go to apply for part-time jobs that will help them pay their bills while in school. Here, they will be able to interact with potential employers and learn about their options.”

Because the fair is focused on part-time employment opportunities, students don’t need to come dressed in a suit, but they should wear nice clothes, Hatmaker said. They also should bring copies of their resumes to hand out. If students have a particular employer in mind, it also helps to do some research about the company so they will have an edge when speaking with employers at the fair.

“This is the opportunity for them to make a positive first impression,” Hatmaker said. “It’s best to wear clean, nicer clothes instead of torn jeans or casual attire. Showing that they take the interview process seriously is a good way to help company hiring representatives remember their name and recommend them for a position.”

Employers who want to attend the fair will have access to free Wi-Fi, tables and chairs for their displays. Access to electrical outlets is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments will be available.

Company representatives can register for the job fair online through their Jobs for Jags accounts. If a company does not have an account, a representative can contact Hatmaker at 361-570-4378 or to set one up. UHV students and other attendees do not need to register to attend the fair.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.