Thousands of students in search of internships or employment met with more than 80 businesses Tuesday, March 5, during the 29th annual Career Day at The University of Texas-Pan American Fieldhouse.
Among the businesses represented were IBM, Raytheon, Wal-Mart, Target, Coca-Cola, H.E.B, health care facilities, school districts and state and federal agencies.
Enedelia Kidd, director of Career Placement Services - which sponsored Career Day - said the event was rewarding for both students and recruiters.
"This Career Day helps any student who is looking for permanent professional placement or internships," Kidd said. "We have very loyal companies who really like our students and benefit greatly from this event. We are very happy with the turnout."
During the event, students spoke with representatives, submitted resumes and set up interviews.
"I am looking for an internship in management so that I can practice my communication, analytical and mathematical skills," said Liliana Reyes, a senior international business management student. "I feel very optimistic because I know that as soon as I graduate, there will be something out there for me."
Employers are on campus Wednesday and Thursday, March 6-7, to set up and conduct interviews with students.
For more information on how to meet with representatives, contact the UTPA Office of Career Placement Services at 956/381-2243.