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UTSA hosts La Cantera shops job fair Aug. 9-10

By Bronwyn Wingo
Special Projects Writer, UTSA '05

(July 25, 2005)--The UTSA Office of Career Services and the Office of Retail Support Services will sponsor the Shops at La Cantera Job Fair Aug. 9-10 in the Convocation Center at the 1604 Campus. Free and open to the public, the fair is 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10.

More than 50 retailers, including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard's and Foley's, are expected to participate in the two-day event. In order to fill approximately 2,500 positions, employers will have designated areas in the Convocation Center. Fairgoers will be able to fill out applications and some retailers will conduct on-site interviews.

"The fair will give UTSA students a good head start for the semester," said Bruce Howard, interim assistant director of career services. Attendees are encouraged to bring a current resume and dress in interview-appropriate attire.

Employers are expected to fill both part-time and full-time service and professional positions. "Everyone is waiting for the fair to happen, and we are expecting thousands of people to show up and apply for jobs," said Molly Calvert, marketing director for the Shops at La Cantera and North Star mall. "This is an exciting place to be right now."

In addition to listing some of the available positions in newspapers and online, a few of the larger retailers have already registered with Career Services to post job opportunities for students online on the UTSA Jobbank.

General Growth, the shopping center's managing general partner, and USAA Real Estate Co., a property investment organization, are the developers of the property. The retail development is the newest component of the 1,700-acre La Cantera community that also houses the Westin La Cantera Resort, two popular golf courses and the Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park.

For more information, contact UTSA Career Services at (210) 458-4589.

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