The Hannifan Center for Career Connections Welcomes Back Students with New Event

The Welcome Back event featured food and fun for new students.

By Victoria Alvarez and Christina Diabo

As students get settled in for the fall semester, many departments on campus are hosting events to help both new and returning Fighting Knights get involved.


On Wednesday, August 30, The Hannifan Center for Career Connections hosted the Welcome Back event. Taking place between the Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library and Assaf Academic Center, the event was created to bring students together while connecting them with local businesses such as Fresh Kitchen, Chick-fil-A, Brio, Joseph’s Classic Market and Raw Juce.


“This event was really to get freshmen acclimated to campus and know about [our office] in an informal way, so they can meet us and enjoy the event,” said Audrey Theroux, coordinator of programming and student engagement in career connections.


Recently new to the Boca area, Fresh Kitchen came to Lynn in hopes of reaching a larger audience to promote not only their menu options, but also job opportunities for students.


Sarah Fuchs, catering sales manager for Fresh Kitchen set up a table to get the word out about the restaurant. Handing out tasting options such as barbecue chicken, brown rice and their signature kaleslaw, Fuchs was excited to speak with students that had never heard of Fresh Kitchen before.


“It was a really fun event. We love meeting new people, we want to let them know we are here,” said Fuchs.


Located in Park Place Plaza, the new shopping and dining plaza is just a few minutes away from the university, restaurants such as Fresh Kitchen and Raw Juce are excited to meet and welcome all of the new students to the area.


“They [the restaurants] wanted any opportunity to reach out to students. Because freshmen are new to the area, they may or may not know about these restaurants,” said Theroux.


The Hannifan Center for Career Connections will be hosting many events this semester including the upcoming Internship Fair, which will take place on Sept. 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. More than 50 employers will be attending this fair in hopes to meet and hire students.


Photos courtesy of Victoria Alvarez and Christina Diabo.


The Hannifan Center for Career Connection's Welcome Back Event

Victoria Alvarez

Originally from Pembroke Pines, Fla., Victoria Alvarez graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's of arts in multimedia journalism in May 2017. Originally from Pembroke Pines, Fla., Victoria Alvarez graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's of arts in multimedia journalism in May 2017. Alvarez is now pursuing a master of science in communication and media practice at Lynn while serving as a graduate assistant for the College of Communication and Design. After working at beIN Sports as a production assistant this past summer, Alvarez hopes to take what she has learned to continue her career in the journalism industry.

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