Despite rough economy, employers flock to Career Expo

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    The TCU Career and Intern Expo hosted a record 108 employers this fall.

    “This is our largest career fair that we’ve had in many years,” Associate Director of Career Advisement Terrence Hood said.

    Hood said that the number of employers registered for the Expo has increased, compared to the 85 from the spring semester and 95 from last fall. He estimated that the Expo undergoes a 10 percent growth each year.

    “Last year, we had about several hundred students attend. We are expecting maybe 800 to 900 this time,” Hood said.

    New employers, such as supplemental insurance company Aflac, were impressed with the size of the Expo and spoke to a great number of students from a variety of majors.

    Although many employers were looking to hire students for mainly business and marketing-based positions, students of all majors and areas of study were able to walk away with interviews and contacts for future opportunities.

    Aflac Regional Sales Coordinator Craig Davies said that he was not looking for anyone from a specific major, but rather for a candidate with skills such as time management and good communication.

    “I think the pamphlet definitely helps by showing what majors and positions they’re looking for,” Andrew Austin, a senior sociology major, said. “That really helps us as students to look for companies that we want to talk to. It’s more for business majors around here, but I can make it work.”