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DMC Bringing Local Employers and Job Seekers Together During Veterans Career and Education Fair Scheduled Nov. 16 on Windward Campus

Free professional job fair features multiple businesses covering variety of career opportunities; College offering veterans resume review services Nov. 10-11, too

Article by Rosa Linda Reynoso

Looking to get your foot in the door or need a career change? The Del Mar College (DMC) Career Development Center and the DMC Veterans Center are co-hosting a Veterans Career and Education Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Multiple employers are set to discuss with participants a variety of career opportunities available here in the Coastal Bend. Now’s the time to update those resumes or pull one together before attending the fair targeting different job sectors.

Organizers have reserved the first hour, 10 to 11 a.m., of the Veterans Career and Education Fair for area veterans. All job seekers can attend between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. with the fair located in the Emergency Training Building, or FEMA Dome, on the Windward Campus at 4101 Old Brownsville Rd. (78405). Get online directions and campus map. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact DMC Career Development Counselor Mari Villarreal at 361-698-2687 or mvillarr28@delmar.edu

Job seekers can learn about DMC programs and talk to employers representing a variety of sectors.

Among employers already confirmed to participate are Altus Hospice, Corpus Christi Independent School District, Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, Christus Health, Corpus Christi Police Department, Corpus Christi Army Depot, Customs Border Protection, Kiewit Offfshore Services, Nueces County Sheriff’s Office, Portland Fire Department, Texas State Aquarium, United States Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, along with other area employers seeking new hires.

And, if you’re a veteran and need help creating a resume, writing a cover letter or acing that interview, look no further. The College’s Career Development Center and the DMC Veterans Center are collaborating this Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. and Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to provide assistance in preparing resumes and cover letters and honing interview skills that will get you that job!

DMC Career Development staff welcome walk-in resume reviews exclusively for veterans in Room 207 in the College’s Harvin Student Center on the Heritage Campus (101 Baldwin Blvd., 78404) and in Room 106 in the Coleman Center on the Windward Campus (4101 Old Brownsville Rd., 78405).

So, take the opportunity to get your documents in order this week to land that next job on Nov. 16 during Del Mar College’s Veterans Career and Education Fair!



About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.