Lenape Regional High School District students 16 and older who are searching for summer jobs and volunteer opportunities are invited to the district’s first summer job fair on April 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The fair will be held in the Lenape High School cafeteria, but students from all four schools and the Sequoia Alternative Program are welcome, said district job developer Kim Mileszko.
Mileszko said 24 local employers had signed up to attend as of press time.
“We want as many district students that are looking for jobs to come to this,” she said. “It’s a one-stop deal.”
All students have to do, she said, is walk around and apply to the places that interest them. Some businesses will be interviewing and hiring on the spot.
“They’re all looking for summer workers,” she said.
Students should dress professionally and bring resumes to distribute if they have them, she said.
“There’s a wide variety of jobs that are available for the kids,” she said, from retail to food and beverage, to camp counselors and more.
The fair will be split into three sections.
For those students looking to gain volunteer hours, a section for volunteering will greet them.
Students 18 and older will have a section catered solely to them as well, and a general section will focus on jobs for 16-year-olds and older.
There will also be support staff on hand to help students with appearance techniques and resume tips, she said.
“They’re going to give the kids pointers on how to present yourself in the most professional manner,” she said. “There’s an art to interviewing. There’s an art to presenting yourself.”
Interested girls will receive mini-makeovers from Nadine Jannett Salon and Rizzeri Salon. Men’s Warehouse is coming to give the boys grooming suggestions, as well, she said.
Stop and see Diane Blez, president of Career Quest Coaching for resume skills tips, Mileszko said.
“In addition to that, we went around to the community,” and got about 35 donations for a raffle to give to the kids just for attending, she said.
“There was tremendous support in the community,” she said. “The most important thing is that the kids come. This is all brand new. This is a complete district-wide incentive.”
A committee presented the idea to school administration in January, she said.
“They embraced it,” she said. “Once the employers started to buy into it, it continued to generate momentum.”
The district has already passed the original goal of 20 employers in attendance.
Employers attending, according to the district’s website, include the YMCA of Burlington County, Adventure Aquarium, Six Flags, Medford Leas, Wawa in the Medford and Mt. Laurel areas and Pump It Up.
View a complete list on the website at www.lrhsd.org.
“Holding a job helps you become more responsible. It makes you committed, and it makes you dedicated to something other than just school,” Mileszko said. “And it looks great on a resume when you’re going off to college.”
For more details about the summer job fair, contact Mileszko at email@example.com or call (609) 654–5111, ext. 3515.