Career and Alumni Connections Modifies Spring Employment Fairs
Career and Alumni Connections has opted to divide its internship and employment fair up by major so that every student, regardless of area of study, can find an employment opportunity.
“Last year, we hosted the Internship Fair [and] the Employment Fair, and we did something completely new – a fair just for the [College of] Arts and Sciences majors,” said Elisa Magana, career connections coordinator. “We had such a good outcome [that] we decided to do it for different majors and every college.”
Although the fairs will focus on specific colleges and majors from now on, anyone is welcome to attend.
“We are very lucky to have a variety of companies come to both events. Companies including the Boca Raton Resort and Club, the Miami Dolphins, ESPN, Super Bowl LIV 2020 and Wyndham Boca Raton came to our Hospitality, Sports and Events Job Fair. Barton Associates, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, US Census Bureau and WB Mason are just a few of our companies that joined us for our Business Fair,” said Magana.
Both the Hospitality and General Business Fairs have already passed. There were more than 121 students thatattended the Hospitality, Sports and Event Management Fair, and 103 students attended the General Business Fair. Also, 41 different companies attended each fair.
“I definitely like seeing that they have done project work, their skills they can use, their GPA and any extracurricular activity,” said Shelby Finch, recruiter for Modernizing Medicine, in regard to what recruiters look for in students at these fairs. “[This] can set them apart because, when someone is able to do an internship and be in clubs, as a recruiter we notice that you are putting yourself out there. You are not just going to college but are a part of your environment.”
Recruiters are looking for a well-rounded resume. For those who have yet to create a resume or want to revise their current resume, make an appointment with one of the career coaches in the Hannifan Center for Career and Alumni Connectiosn on the second floor of the Christine E. Lynn University Center.
“Although both the Hospitality and General Business Fairs already passed, we encourage students to mark their calendars for our Arts and Science Fair on Feb. 6. and our Marketing and Communications Fair on March 19,” said Magana.