Prospective employers have nothing but good things to say following the inaugural Rogers State University Pryor career fair.
More than a dozen companies that share the MidAmerica Industrial Park with RSU Pryor participated in the event.
Dozens of students from all three RSU campuses showed up to meet with representatives from companies such as Google, American Castings, the Cherokee Nation, Grand River Dam Authority and others that operate at MidAmerica.
One student even drove all the way from Bartlesville to attend the event after working the night shift, organizers said.
For many employers, the event was a way to meet prospective employees and introduce their companies to the highly qualified students earning a degree at RSU.
“Not everyone knows what the Grand River Dam Authority does,” said Allison Goodpaster Carter, GRDA Assistant General Manager-Human Resources. “We were able to share our mission, as well as meet students who could possibly fill open positions at the GRDA.”
Several prospective employers commented about the quality of students graduating from RSU.
“We need intelligent, qualified employees that can do the job from day one,” said Richard Baldridge, Corporate Manager of Employee Services for Cherokee Nation Industries. “The students graduating from RSU have the skills we are looking for at all of our facilities.”
The career fair was deemed a success before the inaugural event ended. “We had a strong turnout for the event and the results were impressive,” said Sherry Alexander, Director of the RSU Pryor campus. “We are already making plans to hold another career fair next spring.”