Communitywide Career Fair in the Works

Nearly 30 Businesses will be represented at the Ashford University Event

In an effort to help those individuals affected by the downturn in the economy, those ready to advance their careers, and even those who just want to explore new employment opportunities, Ashford University (AU) will bring nearly 30 businesses together for a Communitywide Career Fair scheduled for April 9, 2009 at the AU campus.  

“Career fairs are great places to learn about job openings, career changes, resources and networking,” said Stacy Powers, Career Development and Activities Coordinator at Ashford University. “Considering the challenges we are all facing due to the economy; we hope that all members of the community will come and take advantage of this great opportunity here at AU.” 

The career event will be held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 in Ashford’s Durgin Educational Center, 400 N. Bluff Blvd., Clinton. Non-profit agencies and for-profit businesses will have employment information booths at the fair, refreshments will be served, and there will be giveaways throughout the day. 

Participants include the following organizations: AFLAC, Alverno, American Red Cross, Ashford Admissions, Ashford University ASPIRE, Ashford University Online, Avon, Clinton Police Department, Clinton Schools, Community Care, Custom-Pak, DM Services, Family Video, Hoff Resumes and Career Counseling, Iowa 80 Truckstop, Iowa Department of Public Safety, Kwik Trip, Inc., Manpower Staffing, Mary Kay, Mercy Medical Center, Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial, New Directions, Northwestern Mutual, Ruhl and Ruhl, Skyline Center, St. Ambrose University, United States Army, Western Illinois University, WHBF-TV 4 and the Wild Rose Casino and Resort.

For more information, please contact Stacy Powers at 563/242-4023 x7380.

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas.  The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus.  Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutionsIts tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”SM.  For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513.