Employers Encouraged to Join Virtual Job Fair Concord Students to Look for Jobs On-Line

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 29 2001

Employers Encouraged to Join Virtual Job Fair Concord Students to Look for Jobs On-Line

Athens, W.Va. - The West Virginia Association of College and Employment Professionals is pleased to announce the first Virtual Career Fair for state college and university students powered by www.jobtrak.com. A virtual fair is very similar to a “real time” job fair in that it provides you with the opportunity to collect resumes and make contacts with qualified students, all done with the ease and convenience of online transmissions. Employers will have the chance to post current or upcoming full-time, part-time and internship positions, allowing students to send, via the Internet, a cover letter and/or resumes. The WVACEP Virtual Career Fair will be held during the month of April.

WVACEP has a statewide consortium of 16 colleges and universities that will allow employers to post career opportunities to over 30,000 qualified and eager students. The higher education members of the consortium are Bethany College, Bluefield State College, Concord College, Davis and Elkins College, Marshall University, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, University of Charleston, West Liberty State College, West Virginia State College, WVU-College of Business and Economics, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, WVU-Parkersburg, West Virginia Wesleyan College and Wheeling Jesuit University.

Employers may join the Virtual Career Fair by contacting www.wvacep.com . From there they may click on the link to the Virtual Fair and follow the simple registration procedure. Employers can include a 120X60 pixel gif file for their “virtual booth.” Additionally, each employer can create their own user name and password, be able to advertise in more than one industry and have the ability to an unlimited number of job postings including full-time, part-time, summer, temporary and/or internships.

The cost for employers to access more than 30,000 prospective employees is only $250 for the length of the fair. This is certainly less that an employer would pay for someone on their staff to visit all the campuses in West Virginia being served by this Virtual Career Fair.

The WVACEP Virtual Career Fair is a convenient and economical way to bring together employers and students looking for employment.

Committee members for the Virtual Career Fair are: Chairperson Timothy L. Channell, West Virginia Wesleyan College; Tammy Jenkins, Concord College; Heather Riser, University of Charleston; Patricia Kline, West Virginia State College; Patrick Rawlings, Simonton Windows and Paul McInturff, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

“Our committee has been working more than three months to organize this event,” stated Tammy Jenkins, director, career services. “We think there are tremendous benefits to both students and employers and expect many employers and students state-wide to log on.”

For more information, contact Tim Channell at 1-304-473-8440 or e-mail at channell_tl@wvwc.edu.