As part of National Student Employment Week, April 12-16, The University of Texas-Pan American held a Student Employment Job Fair Tuesday, April 13 at the Student Union. The fair - sponsored by the Student Employment Services Program - offered local employers the opportunity to interview and hire part-time or full-time employees at UTPA. Participating in the fair were the following businesses: Wells Fargo, Obra Homes, Radio Shack, Penncro Associates Inc., NAFT Credit Union, Merkafon Teleperformance, AFLAC, Office Depot, Interstate Battery System of Texas Valley, Hotels.com, Celina's, Vanity Fair Intimates - Mission Distribution Center and Lone Star National Bank. The week - designated by the National Student Employment Association - recognizes the importance and contributions of the student employee in the workforce. Pictured above is UTPA sophomore Lara Goins, a communication major, as she speaks to John R. Phillips, district sales coordinator for AFLAC, about job opportunities with the company during the Student Employment Job Fair.