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Elevate Hosts On-Campus Job Fair

Jan. 24, 2020
SHSU Media Contact: Hannah Haney


Story by: Mikah Boyd

Elevate, Sam Houston State University’s Healthy Campus Initiative, is hosting an on-campus employment fair on February 4 in the Lowman Student Center orange ballroom. Students are encouraged to drop in between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to show their interest in working an on-campus job. Students can come as they are, or in professional dress and resumes are not required.

Departments that will be present for hiring include:

Residence Life



Lowman Student Center

Student Activities

Dean of Students Office

Admissions Office and Rec Sports.

Alongside these departments, Career Services, Human Resources and the Student Money Management Center will be at the event to provide their services to students.

Career Services is offering their help with resume review and will consult students on appropriate professional dress. Human Resources will be there to provide students with information on the forms that must be completed by prospective student workers. The Student Money Management Center will provide resources to students as well as advice about managing finances and other services available to working students.

Not only do students get to meet prospective employers face-to-face, but those who swipe in with their Bearkat OneCard are entered into a drawing for one of two Sam Houston messenger bags. This event is intended to promote a healthy lifestyle for students through the occupational, intellectual and financial dimensions of wellness.

“Through Elevate, we are looking for a well-rounded approach to wellness. That is why we are using a program like the job fair,” Student Health Center Director Erica Bumpurs said. “It might not be traditionally thought of as a wellness initiative but when you’re financially sound, working, and feeling productive, you are going to have a higher sense of wellness and health.”

On-campus jobs can be more beneficial for students, as the employers are more aware of a student’s busy schedule and are more willing to work with them to ensure they are not over-worked. These jobs can also provide special opportunities to get to know faculty and administration that can serve as advisors throughout a student’s college experience.

“Working on campus has honestly been one of the best decisions I’ve made during my time at SHSU. I have worked as a student worker for the College of Arts and Media and currently work for the Office of Alumni Relations and both positions have been great experiences,” student worker, Kacie Ging said. “They have each opened the doors for new and unique experiences, affording me opportunities and connections that I would never have gotten had I not been a student worker.”

Those who cannot make it to the employment fair but still want to work on campus are encouraged to visit Jobs4Kats. For more information on Elevate and the on-campus employment fair, visit their website.

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