"It is a win-win event for both students and businesses," says Kevin Allan, director of Career Services at the University of Mary. "New and returning students have a chance to become acquainted with area businesses' products and services. Many [students] will be seeking employment and can learn about part-time employment opportunities. Employers, on the other hand, are able to market themselves to a lot of students in a short period of time and possibly find some new employees in the process." Perhaps the biggest attraction for employers is that the event is free of charge.
The Community Fair, on the University of Mary campus Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is a great opportunity for the business community to partner with the university and build relationships with students.
The University of Mary is looking to match or surpass last year's record turnout of 75 employers. "We are already at 55 businesses and organizations this year," remarked Allan. Businesses are asked to respect the University of Mary's mission by not marketing alcohol, tobacco, and credit card products or services. Businesses may register for the event up until Aug. 13.
For more information regarding this event, please contact Kevin Allan at (701) 355-8050.