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SAGU to host first annual business fairWaxahachie, Texas – August 14, 2012 – Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) Career Services will host its first annual Business Internship Fair on September 26, 2012.

Director of Career Services Beverly Robinson shares, "Not only are SAGU student highly qualified, they are dedicated to excellence. These are the students you want working for you."

According to NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers), retention rates of full-time hires who were interns with an organization were noticeably greater than the rates of hires without such experience. After one year on the job, employees who were hired from the organization’s internship program had a 75.7 percent retention rate while only 66.5 percent of hires that had no internship experience of any kind were still with the organization.

After five years, 62.4 percent of hires coming from an employer’s program were still with the company, compared to just 48.1 percent of hires who came with no internship experience whatsoever.

"Internships are a great way to increase productivity, take advantage of low-cost labor, give back to the community, and increase employee retention rates," shares Robinson. "But even more importantly, you can test drive the talent before you hire."

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sheaffer Center, Presidents Dining Room. Contact SAGU Career Services (972-825-4798) if your business is interested in attending.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU. 

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