The Associated Students Job Fair will take place this Thursday, March 7 in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A representative from every department in the AS will be at the fair to speak with students and inform them about the open positions within the AS.

"It gives students the opportunity to be able to make a first-hand connection with others and hear the information from current AS employees who can answer any questions they might have," said Nidia Hernandez, the AS Personnel Office project assistant. 

Around 15 different departments within the AS will be represented at the fair, and many departments have several offices within them that will each be hiring. In total, the AS will hire about 100 people in spring.

Students don’t need to bring a resume or a cover letter to the fair.

"We won’t be evaluating applicants in any capacity at the event, so students don’t need to worry about making a certain kind of impression," said Ruta Nanivadekar, the AS Personnel assistant director. "This is really for them to learn about all the different options available in the AS in one convenient setting."

Hiring within the AS is highly competitive, so Hernandez advised students to apply to more than one position. Nanivadekar said as students move throughout the hiring process, they should be careful to read all instructions thoroughly, ask questions if they have any, and spend time carefully crafting their cover letter. For students looking to improve their applications, there will be a cover letter workshop on March 12 and 13.

Nanivadekar said some of the benefits that come from working within the AS include flexible hours and a supportive, friendly work environment.

"Jobs in the AS really emphasize you taking responsibility and ownership for the job that you have," she said. "You won’t find many jobs that just feel like menial work, every job is created to have meaning."