Published: Friday, March 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, March 1, 2013 02:03
Interviews will take place today on campus with the best students from Oregon State University’s Winter Career Fair. Having heard the different attributes among candidates for the past two days, the companies have refined their search to a select few.
Steven Salgado, a senior in business administration, has interviews with Frito-Lay and Hewlett-Packard. Salgado is excited to be put through to the next round.
“I am fortunate to have been selected,” Salgado said. “I gave them pure honesty and am thankful they appreciated what I have to offer.”
David Dempsey, a senior in business management, attended the Winter Career Fair in hopes of finding full-time work after graduation this spring.
“All business majors should be required to go,” Dempsey said. “I think these companies are looking for a diverse range of students to attend … They’re looking to talk to people, they’re looking to hire the [best] people for their companies.”
Some companies, were just as excited to be there as students.
“We really like OSU, they make it really easy for us to come down here and be a part of this, they are very gracious with how they take care of us and how they promote the [Winter Career Fair],” said Jackie Jensen, general manager for the Clackamas Town Center, and Northwest district recruiter for Buckle.
After looking through OSU’s curriculum, Marcy Sullivan, human resources manager for Charter Construction decided to make a debut at an Oregon State Career Fair. While her company came down primarily for project management positions, they still have room for others.
“We have a lot of administrative positions within our company — accounting, marketing and home-owner liaison — which acts as a customer service element,” Sullivan said. “We are a growing business, we are looking for people who want to invest with us long-term. We invest in people and we are a great place to work. We are fun.”
After the interviews conclude today, students will have to wait until the companies decide their own futures.
Jenson Vliss, news reporter