Job seekers throughout the area made their way to the campus of Ohio Valley University dressed up and handing out their resumes to local businesses with one mission in mind.
Landing a job.
It's all part of the annual OVU Career Fair.
"This is an every year event that we hold here and this year, it is twice the size as it has been in the past with about 45 businesses in the area participating," says OVU Career Services Coordinator, Michelle Carte.
Area businesses showed everyone what they have to offer.
They enjoy lending a helping hand to those who want to start the career of their dreams.
"I think it's really terrific that we can be here today. this is the first time i have been invited from the city for a career and to speak about careers," added Williamstown Mayor, Jean Ford.
"It's exciting to be able to bring our company to OVU to discuss what we have to offer and to also exchange that in network with the students and also with just the community that's attending today,"
replied Community Bank Vice President, Barb Close.
With the career fair having more businesses involved this year, the students say it helps them land a job specific to their majors.
"I think it's real great that so many people showed up for this. I actually went to a career fair at WVUP and it was just wasn't as much for it, I was surprised, I was a little surprised and I came here and we had a lot more people," Michael Ivivy said.
"I think it's a wonderful opportunity for all the students to get some kind of insight and type of jobs that are available for their specific major because here we have all of the different majors represented well," says Mara Capati.
This career fair is not only for students but for everyone in the community to see what the local vendors have to offer. And OVU Career Services couldn't be any happier.
"I'm pleased with the turnout that we had today. We had several different kinds of businesses set up. we have hospitals, banks, different kind of social work groups and non-profits, for-profits," added Carte.
Career Services plans on bring more area businesses to the career fair in the future.
A good way to meet the people who do the hiring.
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