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Businesses and agencies gather at Texas A&M-Texarkana to find new talent

Mar 31, 2022

Dozens of agencies and employers gathered today for the annual spring career fair held on the Texas A&M-Texarkana campus.

Today's event brought together more than 20 agencies, health care providers, banks, and other businesses to meet with A&M-Texarkana students about potential internships or future employment. 

“This is an important event for our students,” said Dr. Mitchell Parker, A&M- Texarkana Director of Career Services. 

“It’s a great opportunity for them to network and visit with representatives about potential internships and future full-time employment. In addition, having them all here in one location helps them make multiple contacts in a short amount of time,” Parker said.

Sara Carpenter, who was representing Ledwell at the event, said that job fairs play an essential role in recruiting for the company. 

Carpenter met with Texas A&M-Texarkana Mechanical Engineering student Nathan Friscic at the event. See photo above.

“We like to build relationships and work with local schools to fill our employment needs,” Carpenter said. “We also have internships that we can fill with the students that we meet on campus.” 

The career services department at A&M-Texarkana hosts several career and internship fairs each year.

Some are limited to students with specific majors, while others, like the one held on March 30, are open to students from any field of study. 

The university also provided free professional headshot photography for students who attended the event.

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