ECC hosted job fair for several positions


Matt Brady

An ECC employee talks to attendee Nina Dulabuam at the ECC job fair on April 17, 2022.

Matt Brady, Photo Editor

Elgin Community College held a job fair in Building E on Monday, April 17, from 12:30 to 3 pm. 

Hiring managers from a multitude of departments at ECC were set up around the Building E atrium and offered to talk to any attendees interested in possible jobs at ECC.

Employees and department heads ranging from custodial work to theatre work were present at the event to answer any possible employment questions.

Along with receiving insight into a particular career path, all attendees had the opportunity to receive a professional headshot.

Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Compensation Caly Meyers-Mixa explained the importance of what a job fair can do for someone looking for possible employment. 

“I think it helps people start to envision ECC as an employer and what that might look like,” Meyers-Mixa said. “If you’re not sure exactly what you want to do or what type of position you’re interested in, seeing what positions we have available [and] getting to talk to some people about what it’s like to work at ECC helps you start to envision maybe choosing ECC as an employer in the future.”

Meyers-Mixa further explained the many benefits that come with working at ECC that some may not even know about, including Fridays off and professional development.

Production Manager of the Arts Center Alex Desimone was at the event to talk to answer any questions about the job of a theatre technician, which entails overseeing and putting on shows and setting up for events.

“[A job fair] opens up the opportunity for students to actually come out and talk to the areas and not just be online,” Desimone said. “… Sometimes they have questions or… sometimes just don’t get enough information online, so the job fair allows us to talk to individuals who may have been on the fence about applying for a job, so it’s not just the arts center; it can be for any jobs here. It gives a face-to-face conversation, which we’ve kind of lost unfortunately with [Covid-19] and everything else.” 

Director of Building Services and Grounds Ryan Callahan was also present at the event to answer any possible questions about custodial work on the ECC campus.

Callahan believes that a job fair opens up the different opportunities at ECC that many may not be aware of, because positions open up routinely, whether from semester to semester or yearly. 

“We have night custodians, so the college is also up and running,” Manager of Custodial Omar Dominguez said. “Lights are always on, you know, eight to eight… [A job fair] puts face to person and then obviously once they apply, then you’ve already had that communication and contact with that individual.”

People looking for jobs at ECC can search openings here.