Fairmont State University filled the Falcon Center Gym on Thursday with both current professionals and future employees, as students had the opportunity to meet 90 different employers and pick the brain of various career-based organizations for future consideration.
Fairmont State’s director of creative service, Ashley Tasker said moments like these are important for students to take advantage of, as it sets the tone for years to come.
“Students don’t have to go around to each employer’s location. They are all right here and then obviously networking experience. All the research shows 80% of jobs are acquired by networking,” said Tasker.
“It’s so important for us, as an institution because first and foremost we are a community bank. We are very invested in this community because this is the community that we live and work in, so it’s important for us to always be present at a Fairmont State Career Fair, always,” said Sarah Warchola, community relations representative for First Nation Bank.
The creative service department aims to further the employment rate of all students by providing additional opportunities like career fairs to raise the statistics on the college-to-career ratio.