Career Fair Attracts Businesses, Graduate Schools

More than 60 vendors took part in a career, graduate and professional school fair staged by the Office of Career Services in the Center for Civic Engagement on October 11. 

An offcial of Loews Hotels & Co. explains his business to students during the career fair.
An offcial of Loews Hotels & Co. explains his business to students during the career fair.

Officials said the goal of the event was to allow students the chance to network with the various companies and graduate schools for a potential career or master's program. Students seemed pleased with the event. 

"This event was extremely helpful in my search for an internship," one student said on a survey conducted after the event. "The career fair was a tremendous event for students to showcase their networking skills. The companies that were present educated students, especially me about what's there to offer after college," Brooke Dann, a mass communication major, said. 

Many said that they would like to see additional events and programs hosted by career services. Some said they would like to see more options for students trying to go into the medical field.

Students line up to talk with army recruiters during the career fair event.
Students line up to talk with army recruiters during the career fair event.

Recruiters also seemed pleased with the chance to meet the students. "It was great! Look forward to getting an invite next year," one said. 

By ShaQuasia Foster