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St. Louis (KSDK) -- St. Louis-area college students got a chance to find discounts to area attractions, search for job openings and attend a special reception Thursday as part of the inaugural Downtown College Day.

Interactive Career Fair

The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis is hosting an interactive career fair on Twitter.  St. Louis-area companies are tweeting internship and job openings and career advice.

The tweets can be found by searching #collegeday.  Employers who want to share openings should end their tweets with the hashtag.

All employers are also encouraged to report their openings by using @downtownstlouis in their post.

NewsChannel 5 is seeking people for several full-time positions and internships.  More information about KSDK job openings is available on KSDK.COM.

Participating Restaurant Specials:

Students who show a student ID can also get discounts at area restaurants and attractions from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lucas Park Grille (1236 Washington Avenue): 15% discount with a College ID

Rosalita's Cantina (1235 Washington Avenue): 15% discount with a College ID

Blondie's Coffee and Wine Bar (1301 Washington Avenue): 15% discount with a College ID

PW Pizza (2017 Chouteau Avenue): A complimentary appetizer with any pizza order

The Dubliner (1025 Washington Avenue): Free Chips and Mayo with the purchase of a beverage or an entre

Pi Pizzeria (610 Washington Avenue): 10% discount with College ID

Mosaic Modern Fusion Restaurant (1001 Washington Avenue): 10% discount for students

Papa Johns (316 N. Tucker): Two slices of a one topping pizza (choices are cheese, pepperoni, sausage or beef) and a 20 oz Pepsi beverage, all for $5.00 with tax included

Hard Rock Cafe (1820 Market Street): 15% discount for students

Attractions and Amenities:

St. Louis Union Station (1820 Market Street): Click here for your ticket to savings

Gateway Arch (200 Washington Avenue): $2 off your Journey to the top of the Arch with a college ID

Dollhouse Studios (1428 Washington Avenue): Click here, and try a free class during College Day

Art Saint Louis (555 Washington Avenue)

The Old Courthouse (11 N. 4th Street)

Citygarden (910 Chestnut)

The Laurel Apartments (622 N. 7th Street): Come view some of their amazing apartments. Student Special: Sign a lease by Nov. 1st, and get one free month upfront and reduced parking.

Fifth Third Bank (921 Olive Street): Come by and enroll for a checking account, and be entered in to win a $10,000 scholarship.

Downtown YMCA (1528 Locust): Stop by and get a complimentary two week pass to the Downtown Y

Free Reception

The day will wrap with a free reception at City Museum on Washington Avenue from 5:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m.  Students will get a chance to register to win a free iPad, two pre-game field passes and two tickets to the December 16 St. Louis Rams game, or a one-night stay at Crown Plaza for two.  Register for the free reception online.


The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis calls College Day a success. More than 130 jobs have been listed as of Thursday evening. The Partnership's Twitter and Facebook accounts gained more than 300 friends and followers.

NewsChannel 5's Steve Patterson spoke to workers at Extra Help, an employment placement service. They elaborated on how to properly present yourself digitally, in a professional setting.

See the attached video for the interview.


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