TCU career fair back in person, attracts over 700 students and alumni

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The student check-in at the career fair held in the University Recreation Center on Sept. 21. (Dru Kennedy Hawkins, TCU 360 Staff)

By Dru Kennedy, Staff Writer

One hundred-twenty-six employees, 250 recruiters and over 700 students and alumni registered for this year’s career fair. Students joined employers in the University Recreation Center on Wednesday afternoon, many for the first time in person.

“As a freshman, it was 2020 for me so I did the career fair online,” said Elizabeth Hubbard, a junior history major. “It’s definitely a different experience, and I’ve enjoyed it a lot.”

With the fair being back in person, students had the opportunity to get their headshots professionally taken to use for resumes or LinkedIn profiles. More importantly, students met with employers face-to-face to get a real feel for each company’s culture.

“You get to interface with recruiters, you get a feel for the culture and their excitement to have us,” said George Romero, Neeley School of Business MBA Candidate. “You get a lot of nonverbal cues that you wouldn’t get virtually.”

Marcus Suttleff, Territory Sales Lead at The Hershey Company, said he enjoyed seeing the confidence and urgency TCU students have to chase after the next steps in life.

“The environment is great. Everyone’s looking for a job, everyone’s looking for the next book and the next steps in life,” Suttleff said. “No one’s shy, everyone’s looking for a great opportunity and I love that because you know closed mouths do not get fed.”

For more information regarding career and job opportunities, visit the TCU Career Center.