Apr 23rd, 2018
The April 11 career and job fair at Jackson State marked the third year the event was opened to the public. The event has experienced remarkable growth each year with 85 vendors having booths. There were 14 colleges and universities participating this year.
There was a noticeable increase traffic this year, too. While the actual number of people attending the event is not known, there was a steady flow of attendees for the duration of the job fair. At times the entire gym floor was awash with people. Nearly 400 attendees took the time to complete the survey.
Those attending the event included 7 area high schools, 4 TCATs, and job applicants from 4 employments agencies. Annette Deaton, JSCC's coordinator of placement and career services, stated that there were many attendees outside of the ones that were actually accounted for.
"The response to the career fair has been tremendous," said Deaton. "I cannot thank everyone at Jackson State enough for their response for this event. It would not be possible without their participation and willingness to help."