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UMHB students plan for future at job fair

By Antonio Herbert

Journal reporter

Tuesday, UMHB hosted its annual spring job fair in the Lord Conference Center of the Parker Academic Complex. A variety of professionals were present and ready to talk to and recruit students seeking post-graduation employment. 


Employers from top Fortune-500 companies, federal agencies and national and regional organizations came looking for interns and full-time candidates. 

Those who came were impressed with what they saw.

Don Owens, director of the university’s career services department was instrumental in facilitating the event.

“The Spring Business Job Fair was a success with an array of companies seeking great talent,” Owens said. Recruiters were pleased with our students’ professionalism and proper business dress for the event. 

D’Andra Lusby, secretary of career services, also helped facilitate the event and enjoys interacting with those who attend the university. 

“We’re here to serve the students,” Lusby said. “I think it was a pretty good turnout. It was steady the whole two hours. We always would like to see more students.”

After the general job fair, students in the political science and international studies programs welcomed a guest speaker from the U.S. State Department: Julie Connor, a diplomat in residence at the University of Texas at Austin.