Texas State students have the opportunity to visit with possible future employers and discuss career opportunities in their specific field at the Mass Communication Career Fair on Monday.
The event is hosted by Career Services and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the LBJSC Ballroom. Representatives from about 21 companies will be present in order to meet with interested students and offer information about job prospects.
“This is going to be our second career fair, “said Charles Kaufman, internship, scholarship and career development coordinator and senior lecturer. “The first one was fantastic. About 300 students stopped by last year, and I know they were happy about the diversity there.”
Kaufman said he encountered students in the past who attended job fairs at Texas State and were disappointed by the lack of representatives from their fields. Last year, he approached Career Services about having a job fair specifically for mass communication students.
The different companies at the career fair will exhibit all the sequences covered in the mass communication field: print journalism, electronic media, advertising and public relations.
Some of the companies in attendance will be KSAT, KVUE, South by Southwest Festival and Marble Falls Daily Tribune.
“I know last year the companies received lots of resumes, and I know some students who got internships directly from the career fair,” Kaufman said. “Everyone should come with resumes and looking professional. They should look like they’re going on an interview for a full- time position.”