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Fair offers networking, job opportunities

Spc. Johnnie Robles, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, receives job information from Marc Wall, a Lubbock, Texas, police officer, during the career fair June 2 at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

Story and photo by Spc. Samantha B. Koss

Mountaineer staff

Army Career and Alumni Program and Army Community Service teamed up to host the biannual career fair June 2 at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

The event provides an opportunity for Soldiers, Family members, retirees and Department of the Army civilians to meet face-to-face with employers and colleges, said Charles Moss, career fair coordinator and ACAP counselor.

“Our goal is to let the (post community) network and receive job information,” Moss said.

Sixty-five employers and college representatives set up booths for the event equipped with business cards, pens, smiles and handshakes.

“There was a line out the door when the fair began,” Moss said. “We advertised well and had good communication with employers as well as post commanders … so the participation has been great.”

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., job hunters traveled around the booths with resumes in hand socializing with prospect employers while aspiring collegians received curriculum information and applications from representatives.

“I came out here today to get some information on getting a degree so I can get

a better job (after I get out of the Army),” said Spc. Bobby Davis, 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry, Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, as he perused the Kalpan University booth. “I am getting a lot of information today.”

Packed from wall to wall, many attendees squeezed past each other dressed in their Sunday best.

“There has been a constant flow of people,” said Joshua Gannaway, ACS employment counselor. “Everyone has been very helpful and interesting,” said Spc. Johnnie Robles, 3rd Sqdn., 61st Cav. Reg., 4th BCT, 4th Inf. Div.

Robles spent his time at the fair exploring multiple booths and speaking to many job representatives.

“I really want to work at Boeing, but I’m keeping my options open right now. I’m trying to speak to as many companies as I can,” Robles said.

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