LCCC’s Job Fair Creates Pathways to Employment
Joshira Perez Fernandez | Writer
More than 85 local employers, including B Braun, Lehigh Valley Hospital, and Lutron, attended the Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) spring job fair on March 30, 2023 at the Schnecksville campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They were eager to connect and interact with college students. This was a defining opportunity for attendees to learn more about what comes next after graduation.
While some students prefer to wait until after graduation to begin their job search, it's a great chance for students to come in, meet recruiters, learn what these recruiters are looking for, and the kinds of questions they ask.
“Students can learn their elevator speech,” said Fred Damon, a career specialist at LCCC. “Students can practice and learn how to introduce themselves quickly and find out what companies are looking for from potential employees.”
Even though they might not be looking for a job right now, students are encouraged to attend future job fairs at LCCC. By doing so, they can become more comfortable speaking to recruiters and learn about the career opportunities being promoted. Students can also get the contact information of the employer and save it for future reference.
Many students reported that the spring job fair had a lot of available opportunities that were beneficial for them.
“I like coming to the school’s job fairs because last semester, I got an internship from Lutron. The same company is here today, and I think it's going to be beneficial for other students,” said Justin Wyffels, an LCCC student.