Baylor students suit up for Waco job fair

By Ashley Altus
and Rebecca Flannery

Students still looking for employment or internships during the summer while taking classes can look for opportunities at the Work in Waco Job Fair.

The career fair is from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today in the Waco Convention Center. Admission to the event is free.

The event website has information for students planning to attend. From tips on how to interview to advice on what to wear, provides those resources.

“To attend the job fair, students must be professionally dressed, bring copies of resume and bring student ID,” the website says.

As of yesterday, there were 64 employers listed to attend. Edward Jones, World Hunger Relief, Inc. and KXXV News Channel 25 are a few of the Waco employers attending.

The Office of Career and Professional Development has hosted three other job fairs this semester. The Work in Waco Job Fair will be the last one of the spring.

“There are all types of opportunities open to students. There is everything from part-time jobs to internships to full-time jobs,” said Donna Sparks, the assistant director of employer relations in the Office of Career and Professional Development.

Baylor University, McLennan Community College, Texas State Technical College, University Center at McLennan Community College, Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas and the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce collaborate together for the event.

“We have all sorts of talented individuals in Waco and they just leave,” Sparks said. “Our hope is to be able to keep some of those talented individuals in Waco for the summer.”