Members of the Retention Steering Task Force have been working on ways to help with the retention issue at Colorado State University- Pueblo.
One of the ways that they have decided to begin tackling this issue is by offering students a chance to get connected on campus before school resumes in the fall.
Patty Witkowsky, director of Student Leadership and Engagement sent out an email to faculty and staff giving details on the New Student Orientation Campus Resource and On-Campus Job Fair.
According to the email, “As part of the New Student Orientation program this summer, there will be a Campus Resource and On-Campus Job Fair that will give students the opportunity to learn more about the resources and opportunities available to them when they begin classes in the fall as well as advertise on-campus job openings.”
“I think that this is a really great idea,” said Kenneth Smith, senior criminology major.
In the past CSU-Pueblo has always had the new student orientation, where students were able to get familiar with the campus before they began classes, this year the orientation will also allow for different departments on campus to advertise for jobs that they have available.
“I think this is a good change, hopefully the opportunity to find jobs and have connections helps will retention. It’s definitely easier for me staying here with a job, and I think that’s definitely a big thing for other students too,” said Alexsiss Days, sophomore sociology major
The event is also a good opportunity for the students to network with faculty and staff.
“The Campus Resource & On-Campus Job Fair will be a great opportunity for you to market your departmental offerings and support resources to new students to encourage promotion of their academic and co-curricular success.
Providing an opportunity for new students to explore on-campus jobs is an initiative by the Retention Steering Task Force as we know that student engagement and financial support are key to retaining our students, so if you have openings in your area, please plan to set up a table,” said Witkowsky in the email.
The dates and locations for the Orientations and Job Fairs are as follows:
Thursday, June 27: 2-4:50pm (set up by 1:30pm) (Hearthwell Lounge)
Monday, July 15: 2-4:50pm (set up by 1:30pm) (OUC Underground)
Thursday, July 25: 2-4:50pm (set up by 1:30pm) (Hearthwell Lounge)
Thursday, August 22: 2-4:50pm (set up by 1:30pm) (Location TBA)
If you would like to set up a table and help make the incoming students transitions a little easier, please contact Patty Witkowsky at 719-549-2677.