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Students shop for jobs at the Pen Centre

Posted by Samantha on Sep 8th, 2011 and filed under Top stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

A student is interviewed during last year's Shop for Jobs event.

A student is interviewed during last year's Shop for Jobs event.

Students looking for part-time jobs will head to the Pen Centre next week for the annual Shop for Jobs event.

Sixteen employers at the local mall will do on-the-spot interviews with students on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The event - arranged by Brock’s Career Services, Niagara College and the Pen Centre – runs from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Shop for Jobs gives Brock and Niagara College students a chance to meet managers face to face and apply for potential employment.

“This event is helpful for every student looking for part-time job to offset the cost of going to school,” said Lisa Kuiper, Career Services employment development co-ordinator.

Students should be “dressed for success” and have hard copies of their resumes, as well as be prepared with a 30-second spiel about themselves, she said.

More than 600 students attended last year. Participating stores are:

  • Aldo
  • American Eagle
  • Bath and Body Works
  • Benix & Co.
  • Continental Currency
  • Dynamite
  • Garage Clothing
  • HMV
  • Jean Machine
  • Keyman
  • L.A. Brew
  • Mexx
  • Neat Stuff
  • RW & Co.
  • Spring
  • Suzy Shier

Shop for Jobs is “a great opportunity to improve your resume, practice your interview skills and ultimately gain a part-time job while completing your studies,” said Lia Mancuso, a Career Services senior career assistant.

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