ROXBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Students, employers, and colleges gathered in Roxbury for the BASE's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. College, Career & Health Fair on Saturday.
The college fair event was held at the Melnea Cass Recreational Center, giving students a chance to talk about the future and potential career options.
One recruiter for T.J. Maxx said she thinks the fair is great opportunity to speak with students face-to-face about all the job opportunities many students don't realize exist.
"A lot of them want to know about our company culture I think that's a big thing for students these days and work life balance as well," said Erin O'Connor, a recruiter for T.J Maxx. "They want to go somewhere where they feel supported, where they have mentorship, where they known their going to have that balance of what's important to them outside of work as well as inside of work."
O'Connor said many young people don't realize there are other jobs in the retail field such as finance and IT.
"This is everything that Dr. MLK has been preaching for so long," Steph Lewis, president & CEO of the BASE, told WBZ's Mike Macklin. "The event isn't just strictly for those looking to go to college, we understand that some young folks really just want to go into the work force and so how do we put them in the best position possible in order to do so."
Representatives from over a dozen Health and Community Organizations were also at the event giving students a chance to hear about possible career opportunities locally.
WBZ's Mike Macklin has more: