Leading up to the Truckee Meadows Community College Fall Job Fair on Oct. 20 are multiple workshops, new business card design sessions and mentoring opportunities including the Dress for Success Fashion Show.
Prospective job-seekers can Create a Business Card and Learn to Network at a new Career Center workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 10-11:30 a.m.
At this free session, students can get ideas for designing a professional business card. Printing is also included, along with assistance to compose a card that is great looking. A TMCC student in Graphic Communications is helping to mentor participants at this workshop that takes place in Red Mountain Building, room 115.
Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve’s two consignment stores, Clothes Mentor Reno and Plato’s Closet Reno, are making the Dress for Success Fashion Show a reality this fall. The event is free and open to the public.
- When: Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 12:30-2 p.m.
- Where: V. James Eardley Student Center
“Managers and staff members of Plato’s Closet and Clothes Mentor are graciously offering their time and expertise with everything from pre-show fittings for our volunteer models, to coaching show attendees in putting together up-to-date interview and networking outfits,” said Kelley Wong, Job Preparation Specialist.
Six volunteer models include TMCC students and staff members from the two consignment stores. Business casual clothing for both men and women will be modeled during the show. Wong said the exact price of each ensemble will be presented, along with a cost comparison to similar outfits assembled from a typical large department store.
The first 20 students attending the Dress for Success Fashion Show will receive a $10 gift card for their choice of either store. The presentation is grouped into segments, and students can drop by and watch at any time during the event. Sections include both modeling and dress-for-success tips from staff:
- What to wear and what not to wear
- Price comparisons from consignment or previously worn, to department store new
- Q and A with store managers
- Business casual versus simply casual dress
“A staff member at one of the two stores has attended fashion school and is emceeing in addition to providing expert advice during the show,” Wong said.
Other workshops include:
- Career Exploration – a look at career options, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Resume Session with Certified Resume Writer, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 10-11:30 a.m.
- LinkedIn Workshop, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2-3:30 p.m.
Networking Breakfast and Job Fair
“For students who are looking for work or a career job, there are just two simple things to do to stand out,” Wong said. “There are about 300 students that usually attend the Job Fair. Dressing in business attire and bringing a resume will really make you memorable to the employers and help you get that desired professional position.”
The Networking Breakfast takes place the morning of TMCC’s Job Fair, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 9-10 a.m. No ticket is required to attend the breakfast this fall – participants are asked to dress in business casual and bring resumes. The breakfast will be in Red Mountain Building, room 115, the Career Center. The Fall Job Fair follows the Networking Breakfast.
- When: Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Where: V. James Eardley Student Center
“We have a wider variety of employers coming this year,” Wong said. “I’m really excited because we’re getting more companies than ever before, and also new employers.”
Two of the companies new to the TMCC Job Fair are the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). Other participating companies include but are not limited to:
- Alpine Meadows/Squaw Valley Ski Resort
- American Automobile Association (AAA)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
- Bristlecone Holdings
- Community Services Agency (CSA)
- Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (Nevada DETR)
- Diamond Peak Ski Resort
- Disability Resources, Inc.
- ESI Security Services
- Garlock Printing
- Grifols USA, Biomat
- Hamilton Company
- Heartland Dental
- IT Convergence
- InsideValuation Partners, LLC
- Integrity Staffing
- Massage Envy Spa
- Mountain Circle Family Services
- Nevada Humane Society
- ORC International, Inc. (formerly Opinion Research Corporation)
- Raley’s Family of Fine Stores
- Reno Police Department
- Resort at Squaw Creek
- Right at Home Reno – home health care
- Shamrock Communications
- Signature Landscapes
- State of Nevada Human Resources
- Tires Plus Total Car Care
- Urban Outfitters
- Vacasa Rentals Lake Tahoe
- Washoe County Sheriff’s Department
- Wells Fargo Bank
“There are 36 employers and we’re still taking more at this time,” Wong said. “Students can view the list and see how many they want to speak to – and maybe even bring a few extra resumes.”
For more information about the Dress for Success Fashion Show, Fall Job Fair, or any of the workshops, please visit the TMCC Career Center in Red Mountain Building, room 115, or view the Center’s calendar.