More than 50 employers from throughout the region will converge on Cuyamaca College May 4 to recruit applicants for an array of available jobs during the 2016 East County Career Expo.
Among those taking part in the Expo are Heaviland Landscape Management, Scantibodies Biologics, the Grossmont Union High School District, the YMCA of San Diego County, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, and the San Diego County Registrar of Voters.
“Employers are looking to hire and there are plenty of opportunities for people to find jobs or move into a new career,” said Kate Miller, Cuyamaca College’s Career and Technical Education Support Specialist. “This is a wonderful opportunity to find out what is available and introduce yourself to company representatives.”
And that means leaving the T-shirts and shorts at home. Miller suggests dressing in business attire, even if the job you’re looking for calls for more casual clothing. “You want to make a good first impression,” she said.
Previous career expos at Cuyamaca College have attracted employers ranging from Taylor Guitars to Viejas Casino & Resort to Iron Workers Local 229. More than 100 interviews and job offers emanated from last year’s event.
This year’s event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is sponsored by Cuyamaca College and the East County Career Center. It will be held at Cuyamaca College’s Student Center, Room I-207, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, in Rancho San Diego.
A special College Hour presentation entitled “Success in the New Economy” that will offer career tips and detail a forecast of jobs available in and around San Diego will take place from noon to 1 p.m.
The 2016 East County Career Expo is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Kate Miller at (619) 660-4695 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Companies interested in participating in the Career Expo can register at www.foundation.gcccd.edu/careerexpocc.
Job seekers looking for tips in advance of the Career Expo will have ample opportunity during upcoming workshops at Cuyamaca College. Among them:
- Interviewing Techniques, an April 18 session with career advisor and employment development specialist Erica Olmos.
- Social Networking for Career Success, an April 28 session with Cuyamaca College Internship Developer Ali Mohareri.
- Navigating the Career Expo, a May 2 session with Susan Roberts of the East County Career Center.
All sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Room A-221 at Cuyamaca, and all are free and open to Cuyamaca College students and the public. Additional resources and tips can be found at www.cuyamaca.edu/services/career/ .