Delaware Tech holds annual Job Fair
By Emily Zimmerman
Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus held its annual Job Fair on Thursday, March 5, 2020, in the gymnasium with a variety of employers present to inform students and alumni of available career opportunities.
Delaware Tech’s Career Services Counselor Dr. Denise Berry organizes the event each year inviting employers to come to the campus to recruit students for open positions. Students were also invited to participate.
“If they are looking for a job, if they want to know what types of employers are out there, if they just want to see where they want to get an internship from, that’s the reason they should come,” said Dr. Berry.
The event was created to present a diverse selection of career options for students and alumni to consider. These careers include law enforcement, nursing, banking, lawn care, and many others.
Allison Hamilton, a recruiter with the Peninsula Regional Medical Center, was present to provide information about open positions in the health system.
“I’m hoping to meet a lot of students that are very eager to start their new careers after graduating college,” said Hamilton. “We usually have a really good turnout when we come here to this Job Fair. Del Tech has great quality students that are always prepared for their job fairs, so I’m really excited to meet some students today.”
Kendra Bartocci, the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at Trinity Logistics, attended the event to look for qualified candidates to join its team. With job fair season in full effect, Bartocci has been traveling all over the country to attend a number of job fairs being held by other colleges.
“These events are very much needed as resources for students to come out and find out about new employers in the area,” said Bartocci. “Our unemployment rate is super low right now so it’s a candidate's market. This is a time for them to shine.”
Career Services set up a table at the event to help employers get situated and further assist any students who need help. Dr. Berry was stationed at the table to answer any students’ questions.
“I like that we can invite employers to campus because we get employers calling us all the time asking if they can come on campus and recruit our students, and then we refer them to our annual Job Fair,” said Dr. Berry.
“I like the fact that they can come on campus, that students actually get to participate, and they’re engaging with each other,” said Dr. Berry. “So I do like that they can finally meet one-on-one and find out what positions are out there for our students.”
Career Services offers a variety of resources to help students be successful and plan their next steps after graduation. To contact Career Services, email firstname.lastname@example.org.