Career expo to showcase 80 companies

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    TCU’s Career and Intern Expo will provide students with opportunities to talk to employers and show their skills to obtain a job or internship on Wednesday.

    The expo occurs once a semester and will showcase about 80 companies, Ashley Grubbs, associate director of employer development, said. The event is mostly for finding jobs for juniors and seniors, but the intern portion of the expo is available to both freshmen and sophomores, she said.

    Before going to the expo, attendees can find a list of employer profiles on the Career Services website. Information about the companies as well as the positions they are hiring is listed on the website.

    According to the Career Services website, some of the local and national companies that will be at the expo are the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington and The Princeton Review.

    Junior marketing major Sean Little said he found the list of employers to be helpful when he went to the expo last semester. He said looking at the list and researching about the companies before going to the event impressed the employers.

    Knowing which company booths to go to beforehand could also reduce the amount of time spent finding a prospective job or internship, he said. Despite knowing the information about the companies, Little said he was still nervous about going to the expo for the first time.

    “Once you’ve gone to the first booth, the rest of them are a lot easier to walk up to,” he said.

    Little said attending the event also gave him more confidence.

    Even though most of the positions offered were full-time jobs, he said there were potential internships available and going to the event was beneficial.

    Sophomore business major Anh Pham agreed that going to the expo last semester was helpful. She said she did not know what to expect before setting foot in the expo but that she now knows what will happen when she returns her junior or senior year.

    One aspect about the expo Pham said she did not like was that many positions were not available for underclassmen. Grubbs said even though companies are looking primarily for juniors and seniors, sophomores should still go and ask about internships for the summer or for the school year.

    “It’s a rare opportunity to have them on your front doorstep,” Grubbs said. “They pay to be here and are clearly serious about hiring TCU students.”

    Career and Intern Expo

    4-7 p.m. Wednesday

    University Recreation Center gym

    Open to all students and alumni

    Professional dress and résumés requested

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