SOUTHINGTON - Lincoln Collegeâ€™s Career Fair will bring more than 30 employers seeking to fill positions to the campus on April 12.
The fair, co-sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce, is free and open to the public. It will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the campus at 2279 Mount Vernon Road. Lincoln College career center staff will also be on-hand to provide quick resume and cover letter reviews, hints and tweaks.
Jen Rahusen, director of career services at Lincoln College, said that the campus held a student-only career fair last October. 200 students and 16 employers participated. Rahusen is expecting this event, which has since been opened to the general public, to be significantly larger. Thirty-two employers have already signed up, offering jobs in human services, healthcare, funeral homes, retail outlets such as Verizon and Walgreens, police departments and security firms.
â€śThis is us wanting to do our part to encourage economic development,â€ť she said. â€śThese businesses arenâ€™t coming here just to collect resumes. They are coming because they have positions that need to be filled and they are looking to hire.â€ť
Rahusen said that she has heard several success stories from last yearâ€™s career fair.
â€śLast year, several of our students were hired part time by UPS, who were more than willing to help work around their class schedules,â€ť she said. â€śWe also had students who were hired by Macyâ€™s Logistics and Operations and the Connecticut Funeral Directorâ€™s Association.â€ť
Rahusen noted that career center staff also holds regular workshops for more in-depth resume overhauls.
For more information about Lincoln College of New England and upcoming programs, call 860-628-4751 or visit lincolncollegene.edu.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.