Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Employers flocking to career fair at Cuyamaca College

The military will be recruiting at the career expo.
Polish your resume and practice your elevator speech. A record number of employers will be recruiting at the 26th annual East County Career Expo set for Wednesday, April 25, at Cuyamaca College. 

Free and open to the public, the expo is set for 9:30- a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and is expected to draw at least 65 businesses, companies and industries looking to hire. In past years, nearly 100 attendees have left with job offers and nearly that many job interviews have been lined up, thanks to the popular event. Sponsored by Cuyamaca College, America's Job Center of California and the East County Career Center, the expo will be held at the  Student Center, Room I-207.

 “There are more jobs available right now and employers are hiring,” said Cindy Morrin, associate professor of counseling and coordinator of the college’s career center. “I can see it by the traffic we are getting on our online job board, which is a great way for employers to post available positions.”

Many companies and employers from 2017 are expected to return for this year’s career fair, joined by newcomers such as the San Diego International Airport. They represent a wide swath of career and job fields, including healthcare, childcare, education, municipalities, county agencies, public utilities, nursing homes, non-profits, law enforcement, gaming, landscaping, local legislators, San Diego radio stations and more. Some of the region's largest employers will be represented, including UC San Diego, Sycuan Casino, and the San Diego Convention Center.

The career expo is particularly well-suited for current and past Cuyamaca College students with many of the jobs correlating to areas of study offered by the college, including water and wastewater, environmental health and safety management; automotive, graphic design, engineering, computer and information science, ornamental horticulture, paralegal and business.  Employers from in-demand sectors – advanced manufacturing, information technology, life sciences and healthcare – will also be present. 

To help job-seekers prepare for the career expo, the career center in Room A-112 in the One-stop Student Services Center, is offering free workshops that are open to all:

•    Building a Resume, 2-4 p.m Wednesday, April 4
•    Strategies for Interview Success, 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 11
•    Navigating the Career Fair, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
•    Creating an Elevator Pitch 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 

Employers can pay a $50 registration fee to reserve a table by registering online or by mail.
Cuyamaca College is at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon, California, 92019. For more information, go to

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