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(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The Texas State Technical College Office of Career Services will host a virtual industry job fair from March 23-25 to connect TSTC students and alumni with potential employers.

The event is not open to the public.

TSTC Career Services recently hosted a successful drive-thru event in which more than 200 TSTC students and alumni participated and learned of the services still available despite the remote learning environment.

“Students were happy and so appreciative to have an event on campus,” said Viviana Espinosa, a director of TSTC Career Services . “They felt like it brought some normalcy to their day.”

Espinosa wants TSTC students and alumni to have the same enthusiasm for the upcoming virtual job fair.

“Our hope is that our students will gain a job through the fair,” she said. “It is a great way for students to present themselves to potential employers, ask questions and build their network.”

TSTC Career Services associate Ashley Perez said the event has attracted representatives of some impressive companies and dozens of potential employers.

“We have close to 90 employers participating and about 30 companies attending each day of the three-day event,” she said. “Some of the companies include Phillips 66, BMW, L3Harris Technologies and ONE Gas.”

TSTC students and alumni should log in to their hireTSTC accounts on March 23 beginning at 10 a.m. to access the job fair, but they should not come empty-handed.

“Have your resume ready to send to employers,” Espinosa said. “Practice your elevator pitch, research the companies you are interested in, and test your technology at home before the event. Also, be sure to dress appropriately, and make sure your surrounding area is clean and organized.”

TSTC Career Services associate Belinda Munoz said that students should take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the potential employers.

“The main purpose of the job fair is for our students to gain employment,” she said. “It’s an opportunity to network.”

To learn more about TSTC, visit tstc.edu.

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