Elon University’s Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) hosted its inaugural On-Campus Student Employment Fair Tuesday afternoon in McKinnon Hall enabling students to meet with 14 employers looking for student workers.

There were opportunities for students to meet with department supervisors, hear more about available jobs and hand out resumes.

On-Campus Student Employment Coordinator Nancy Carpenter said this is the first year SPDC has held a job fair for on-campus employment. The department hosted a Federal Works fair in the fall, but this event was the first devoted exclusively to on-campus jobs.

Some of the departments represented at the fair included the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Media Services, Elon TV, Elon Academy, Office of Parent Engagement and the City of Burlington Police Department.

Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology Rissa Trachman said she had one position available for an administrative assistant for a student of any major.

“We haven’t done this event in the past, but we have students working in other departments, so we thought ‘why not?'" Trachman said.

The position available is for one dedicated student to assist the department office by making copies, picking up films or books from the library, helping with research tasks and developing and maintaining department webpages.

But several other departments were looking for student workers.

The City of Burlington Police Department came to the employment fair searching for students interested in working as office assistants or learning more about record management and police training.

Among the many eager college students passing out their resumes was Freshman Ali Bradley. Bradley attended the event in order to find a job and another way to further her involvement on campus.

“I’m a first-year that doesn’t know the area very well, and I don’t have a car," Bradley said. "On-campus employment adds more flexibility to my schedule and a more legitimate employer to my resume.”

Carpenter said the event highlighted how Elon is a hands-on university committed to getting students involved right away in preparation for a career.

“I think Elon has one of the most vibrant student employment programs,” Carpenter said. “On-campus employment provides students with skills for jobs after graduation."