The atmosphere in Alumni Hall at the Indiana Memorial Union was alive as students conversed and interviewed with camp representatives in hopes of landing an exciting experience at a summer camp of choice. Indiana University and the School of HPER held the annual Summer Camps Jobs Fair Wednesday. Over 360 students came out to meet with 68 different camps hiring students for summer jobs.
Some students visited many of the camps’ booths simply for an informative session while others were actually interviewed on the spot for a position at a camp. Students see the camp fair as a valuable opportunity to earn an exciting job that would keep them busy for the summer, having fun while putting much-needed money in their pockets.
Sophomore Brandon Washington came out just to check out some of the opportunities and left with a great impression of the camp representatives.
“I think people were really open to talking to you to tell you about their camp,” Washington said. “I learned a lot about the camp just speaking with one representative.”
Washington came away from the camp fair with an extended list of contacts that were interested in his services at each respective camp.
“I met a lot of people within Bloomington that really liked my personality,” he said. “I got a few emails immediately after I attended telling me to apply.”
The biggest asset that students seemed to take out of this experience was networking, as the fair gave students the opportunity to converse with an array of personalities that fit their respective interests.
“Networking was definitely the biggest asset I got out of the camp, because I gained contacts that I could continue to converse with in the future.”
Students should be on the lookout for opportunities like this because as we all know, jobs can sometimes be hard to come by. The Summer Camp Jobs Fair gives students a rare opportunity for placement into a position that would not only be fun, but would put money in their bank account and add valuable skills and experience to their resume.
For a list of all camps that participated with their respective websites, visit http://www.indiana.edu/~campfair/camps.html
For more information about upcoming career events, visit hpercareers.com
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