Career Expo Week to Virtually Connect WT Students, Grads with Employers

Chip Chandler Sep 29, 2020
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Career Expo Week to Virtually Connect WT Students, Grads with Employers

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CANYON, Texas — Representatives from more than 60 companies around the city, state and nation will meet with West Texas A&M University students and alumni in a virtual career fair.

Career Expo Week will run noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 6, 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 7, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8.

“Normally, we do a huge general job fair every fall in the First United Bank Center,” said Amber Black, director of WT Career Services. “But because we are still social distancing for safety during the ongoing pandemic, we adapted the fair into a three-day event that will still connect our students and graduates to potential employers.”

Job-seekers can register for 10-minute one-on-one sessions or 30-minute informational sessions with potential employers. Early registration via Handshake, the online jobs platform used by WT, is encouraged.

Employers are spread out over the three-day expo. A full list is available here.

Job-seekers can find information about internships, part-time jobs and full-time employment.

“We strongly encourage all students to attend this event,” said Kim Muller, associate director of WT Career Services. “The expos are great events for students to learn more about employers and what they’re looking for in candidates before they begin their official job searches.”

For information, call 806-651-2345 or email

Connecting employers with students is part of WT’s learner-centered philosophy, as detailed in the University’s long-term plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. With enrollment of more than 10,000, WT offers 60 undergraduate degree programs, 38 master’s degrees and two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offers 15 men’s and women’s athletics programs.