SVSU holds 2022 spring job fair

Friday marked the Spring job fair for SVSU students.

The event, which took place 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Curtiss Hall, offered SVSU students the opportunity to engage with employers and learn about the nuances of today’s job market.

Robbie Morford, who attended representing Eagle Village, an organization which helps at-risk youth through therapy, foster and adoption services, residential programs and group retreats, gave insight to the recruiting process.

“We are looking for specific majors, like those that involve social work,” Morford said “We’re looking for someone who’s a few years out of high school, someone who shows a little more maturity given the nature of what we do.”

As much as students have a role to fill for potential employers, recruiters have to connect with their candidates too. Morford elaborated on how he prepared to network at the event.

“It’s my first time recruiting, but I tried to learn about Gen Z, and what’s important to them,” he said “I learned that they think very globally in comparison to other generations, partially because of how interconnected they are with social media. I’ve been trying to connect with them on that.”

The event had tables hosted from employers ranging from Falcon, which specializes in asphalt repair equipment, to the Ascension Medical Group, and was open to students of all class standings.

Matthew Loucks, a computer science sophomore, shared his intentions in attending the event.

“(I’m looking forward to) getting my resume out and connecting with different employers,” Loucks said. “I already have a job, but I’d like to make some more connections.”

Sheril Tarrant, a member of SVSU’s Career Services team, also noted the event’s size and success.

“We have well over 100 employers registered and over 200 students,” Tarrant said. “We’re thrilled with the turnout- employers are bringing in energy and hiring students, so we’re excited to connect our students with the opportunities.”

Tarrant also mentioned how beneficial job fairs are, even for those who aren’t students.

“I have a lot of experience with job fairs,” Tarrant said. “(They’re) a great opportunity to meet employers I had no idea were here, practice sales pitches and network with employers in the area.”

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