February 2, 2018 marked the first time that the UCR Library was invited to participate in the “Find a Job on Campus Fair” presented by UC Riverside’s on-campus Career Center.
As the second-largest student employer on campus, library representatives were thrilled about the opportunity to meet with students who might be interested in joining the UCR Library team.
During the event, Access Services Desk Coordinators Leslie Settle and Elisha Hankins along with Collection Development Assistant Pam Sun distributed hiring material and held on-the-spot interviews.
“The Find a Job on Campus Fair was an excellent opportunity to share the UCR Library brand, mission, and various student employment opportunities with the campus,” said Settle.
Hankins added, “Prior to the event starting, there were lines of students wanting a chance to network with campus employers and the library collected hundreds of resumes. I quickly realized that the UCR Library was a desired place to work for UCR students.”
More than 380 students attended the Find a Job on Campus Fair, and the library’s table had a steady flow of traffic throughout the event, according to Wendy Williams-Clark, Interim Director of Organizational Design and Human Resources for UCR Library. Both Settle and Hankins found and hired several new student workers for their departments by participating in the Find a Job on Campus Fair.
Settle added, “This is definitely an event I look forward to again.”