Job fair attracts recruiters

by Sally Claunch
The Shorthorn staff

Dana Sleeper said she does most of her recruiting for Inet Technologies Inc. of Plano during the university's Career Day.

"We always hire people from UTA," said the college recruiting coordinator. "We tend to stay in our own back yard when it comes to new hires."

Career Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom. More than 100 companies' recruiters from the Metroplex and across the country will talk to students about their companies and interview for full- and part-time jobs and internships.

Frank Gault, Counseling and Career Development director, said the event will feature recruiters from many different fields, and he said students shouldn't limit themselves by applying to companies in one specific area.

"Technology companies are hiring liberal arts majors," he said. "They want people with excellent communications skills."

He said he expects about 2,500 students to come to the event, which Career Services has been sponsoring for about 15 years.

Sleeper said she is looking for students with degrees in computer science and computer engineering. Some of the specific jobs she wants to fill are for programmer analyst, software testing engineer and technical support engineer.

Cheri Scott, human resources manager for Harcourt College Publishers in Fort Worth, said she needs sales representatives, copy editors, proofreaders, art and design and marketing specialists. She said she is particularly interested in students majoring in English, marketing or communication.

"We're also getting our name out there - get people to realize that the fourth-largest publisher in the country is located in Fort Worth," she said.

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