The Lumberjack

Never too early to look

Photo by Luis Lopez Students shuffle between booths at the annual job fair on Aug 22. in the quad. HSU Career Adviser Joy Soll said she estimates about 1,000 students visit the Job Fair every year.

With a sharp navy blue dress shirt, and black slacks, HSU’s business graduate Zachary Jimenez, dressed for success as he looked for work opportunities at HSU’s Job Fair.

“After I graduated, I didn’t want any entry level low paying job,” Jimenez said. “I’m more eager to find a full time job, and so far I found 3 opportunities here, I’m still looking for more.”

HSU’s Job Fair is open on the first Wednesday of the first school week. It allows for students to get in touch with many organizations on campus, and outside the campus.

Academic Career Advising Center Career Adviser Joy Soll helped organize the event.

“We have about 1,000 students every year stopping by the job fair looking for work,” Soll said. “We help out students who are new to HSU and those who are coming back.”

The job fair offers a variety of job opportunities. This year’s job fair had 35 organizations hand out job applications to students, such as Humboldt State University’s YES program and Papa Murphy’s pizza.

One of the newer jobs offered at the job fair was Cal Fire. Human Resources for Cal Fire Isaiah Matthew was there to answer questions for students who are interested in being involved in Cal Fire.

“This is our first time in HSU’s job fair,” Matthew said. “As long as students are interested in what we do, we are more than happy to hire HSU students.”

The Academic Career Advising Center advisors were also eager to introduce their online job search website, HSU Handshake. HSU Handshake, formerly known as Springboard, offers more job opportunities for HSU students.

“HSU Handshake connects all colleges nationally in order to expand students job opportunities,” Soll said.

On Aug. 29, HSU will also be hosting a Volunteer fair for those who are interested, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

For those who are interested working, but missed the fair, visit www.https://joinhandshake.com/life/ and sign in with your HSU username.