Jersey City — Christopher Cooper stood very tall and firm, wearing a royal blue suit behind the Social Security Administration table at the Career Fair at Saint Peter’s University Oct. 22. He held an administrative position there for about 10 years.
“I am happy I am able to be a part of this fair, this campus holds so many memories for me”, Christopher said.
As a Saint Peter’s University graduate, Christopher expresses that he feels right at home every time he steps foot on the campus. He was extremely excited when he heard that his company was participating in the career fair this fall. He loves giving back to the community he resides in and feels that this is a good start for him to support his community.
“This community needs jobs,” Cooper said. “I am my community.”
Throughout his ten years as a Social Security Administrator, he learned so much and he wants to be able to pass his knowledge on to the new comers. “I love passing wisdom, it’s the only thing that is going to grow our youth,” he said.
There were many students scattered around the Yanitelli Recreational Life Center who checked out recruitment and information tables from 56 employers at theFall Career Fair hope their postgraduation stories turn out as well, or better than, Meyer’s. There’s reason for optimism, as students appear to be nearing their entry into the job market at a good time, if employer turnout for the Career Fair is any indication.
The turnout of employers included 60 booths at CVTC’s Business Education Center, 51 at the Manufacturing Education Center, and 20 at the Health Education Center. All are record high numbers, with a total of 47 more employers represented than at the 2013 Fall Career Fair.
“Business has been increasing,” said Dean Mathwig, marketing director at Asher Lasting Exteriors in Eau Claire. “Our overall business for 2014 is substantially ahead of where we were the past couple of years.” ...
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