Veteran, Criminal Justice and Government Jobs up for Grabs at Islander Career Fair

Published: November 17, 2015

Veteran, Criminal Justice and Government Jobs up for Grabs at Islander Career Fair

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Career Services hosted the Veterans, Criminal Justice and Government Career Fair on campus on November 10. The career fair allowed individuals to network, explore and even apply for their perfect career fit. The fair was free and open to the public, including Islander faculty, staff, students and alumni.  

“Of course, all of our fairs are open to all students,” said Jace Medina, Career Counselor at A&M-Corpus Christi and U.S. Army Veteran. “But our main focus here is to help veterans transition valuable skills learned in the service into civilian occupations. We want to help them successfully market their skills, traits and experiences from being in the service, so they can demonstrate their dimensions as dynamic individuals.”

Potential employers at the fair included the Austin Police Department, the Nueces County Juvenile Justice Center, the Peace Corps, Texas Department of Public Safety, the US Navy, and about dozen other companies.

Veterans were not the only ones attending the fair. Lezette Balboa, a marketing student, has attended all seven industry-based career fairs offered by Career Services this semester.

“My goal is to be a strategic planner for mental health awareness or cancer awareness. I really want to do something fulfilling that makes a difference,” said Balboa. “It is such a great asset to have these services at the University. We get direct e-mails letting us know when job fairs are happening on campus, so we don’t have to spend hours searching elsewhere.”

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