Brahmas take charge of their career path

Getting a job is more than a resume or a cover letter. It takes vision, and Pierce College provided students with an array of potential career paths Thursday.

Students and upcoming graduates were presented with possibilities and leads on landing prospective careers at the Job Fair. Different employers came April 11 to the Mall to give information on what it’s like to work for their companies.

The Career Center works to organize job fairs every spring to give students options as to what they can look for in the job market.

Wendi Meckler, the director of the Career Center, said job fairs are a great opportunity for students to network.

“The reason for this fair is to get students pumped and going as to what their hopes are in the market. Though the jobs are not hiring on the spot it gives everyone an idea as to what these job requirements are and is it something they can see themselves doing in the long term,” Meckler said.

Meckler said students are the beneficiary of the fair, and connecting them with job prospects that relate to material taught at Pierce is helpful.

According to Joycelyn Manzano, the director of Human Resources, believes the job fair brings opportunities to students, as most don’t even know where to begin searching.

“We are a Pacific Asian Counseling Service for adults and children, and we are looking for new entry students where we train new employees hands on as most jobs needs experience,” Manzano said. “With experience, it opens up more job offers for some to move up in the company or somewhere else.”

Many students flooded the Mall to get answers and hopefully new opportunities. A lot of questions were answered by worried students who now feel a lot more comfortable about their next field of work.

Jackie James, a communications major, said the job fair allowed her to do research.

“Coming here to the fair and getting to ask questions, breaks down if the career I’m choosing is the right path for me,” James said.

James said she found careers she initially didn’t consider.

“I’m a communications major and though I didn’t see anything of that field, I did see child youth centers that are looking for speakers or mentors that may work as well for me,” James said.

Getting a job is more than having a resume and a cover letter, students need a vision for success and Pierce College provided key answers that helped clear their vision on Thursday.

Students were presented with possibilities and leads on discovering prospective careers at the Pierce College Job Fair. Representatives from different fields of work came April 11 to the Mall to give information on what it’s like working for their companies.

The Career Center works to put up job fairs every spring to give students options about what they can look for in the job market.

Wendi Meckler, the director of the Career Center, said job fairs are a great opportunity for students to network.

“The reason for this fair is to get students pumped and going as to what their hopes are in the market,” Meckler said. “Though the jobs are not hiring on the spot, it gives everyone an idea as to what these job requirements are and is it something they can see themselves doing in the long term.”

Meckler said students are the beneficiary of the fair, and connecting them with job prospects that relate to material taught at Pierce is helpful.

According to Joycelyn Manzano, the director of Human Resources, believes the job fair brings opportunities to students, as most don’t even know where to begin searching.

“We are a Pacific Asian Counseling Service for adults and children, and we are looking for new entry students where we train new employees hands on as most jobs needs experience,” Manzano said. “With experience, it opens up more job offers for some to move up in the company or somewhere else.”

Many students flooded the Mall to get answers and hopefully new opportunities. A lot of questions were answered by worried students who now feel a lot more comfortable about their next field of work.

Jackie James, a communications major, said the job fair allowed her to do research.

“Coming here to the fair and getting to ask questions, breaks down if the career I’m choosing is the right path for me,” James said.

Reginald Harris, a student, said he has been seeking guidance from representatives to choose a career.

“I’m torn between two things I see here, Child Development and social work, but talking to representatives had me narrow my choices even more,” Harris said.

Harris said the opportunity to talk to professionals inspire him.

“It’s really helpful for me to be here because I was totally lost. Listening to a teacher is one thing but hearing the actual jobs speak gives a different type of hope,” Harris said.