(Aug. 9, 2013) -- Career counselors from the UTSA Career Center hosted a career fair preparation station Aug. 6 for San Antonio job seekers attending the Hearst Newspapers/San Antonio Express-News Mega Job Fair. An estimated 500 potential job applicants took advantage of the opportunity to visit with professionals from the career center.
The job seekers stopped by the UTSA and other preparation stations before attending the job fair to learn more about how to make a great impression at the career event. The fair provided attendees the opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters and hiring managers from more than 50 companies across the state.
Five preparation stations were set up to assist job seekers in important areas of job search preparation and networking: professional dress and appearance, resume writing, employer research, and greeting and elevator speech. Additionally, there was a LinkedIn photo booth.
The event was a huge success. Career center staff received high praise and much gratitude from participants. Event sponsor Hearst Newspapers invited the UTSA staff back to future events to assist more job hunters.
For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.
Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.
Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.
All campuses will be closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Cheer on the UTSA Roadrunners at their home-opener against the Kansas State Wildcats.
Alamodome, 100 Montana St.
As part of National Recovery Month, a panel of substance abuse practitioners and members of the recovery community will discuss issues related to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
Durango Building 1.124 (DB 1.124), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Education and Human Development will host award-winning children’s author and illustrator Yuyi Morales. Morales will share personal stories that have influenced her work as an author and illustrator.
Buena Vista Building Aula Canaria (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
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