By TAYLOR GIBSON
The Fall Job/Internship Fair, which took place October. 17 at McNair Hall was successful in helping students connect with companies.
Many companies and non-profit organizations were represented at the fair, such as business financial organizations, school districts and summer camps.
Colette Cross, the director of Career and Calling at the University, said they had 37 companies represented by a total of 57 employers. She added that there was an increase in student attendance from last year’s job fair.
“I was really pleased. For the fall, I though it was a really good turn out,” Cross said. “There were about 160 students who signed in.”
The Fair allowed students to connect with future employers and get an idea of what companies look for in an employee.
“The employers talked about how qualified, well educated and prepared for the work force the students were, so it was really neat to see that the University is molding students that companies want to hire,” sophomore Andy Garbarino said.
The Career and Calling Department is expecting the Spring Job/Internship Fair to be much larger in terms of student and employee turnout.
“Mark March 27, 2014 on your calendar,” Cross said. “The Spring Job/Internship Fair is going to be spectacular.”