By: Emma Smith
Last Thursday, Oct.24, the Center for Career and Professional Development hosted their annual Career & Internship Fair, in the AMU from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There were 63 companies in attendance and Each one was looking for a unique blend of people to become a part of their professional team. The event was sponsored by 16 companies, but all companies were free to attend. Also, at the event, CCPD was offering free headshots for students who were interested.
Katrina Shull, of the CCPD, said that they start contacting businesses and companies in July to see if they would be able to attend this event.
Shull is happy to help put on these job fairs for students, however, she would like to see more students come because it may lead to something great.
“I wish more students would take advantage of this event because you never know what you will walk out of here with,” said Shull. “A girl came through earlier and was originally planning on attending, but walked out with an offer for a full-time job after college,”
Students who attended the event had the chance to talk to many different businesses as well as take classes on interviewing for a job. Dylan Frazier, a senior journalism student at UF, attended the fair and the class, which he believes was very useful.
“I got to talk to some prospective newspaper and TV stations that are looking for interns as well as jobs as I graduate. It was very informative, and I am glad that I went,” said Frazier. “The interviewing class was very helpful as well. I got to walk through what a job interview may look like and I believe this will help me down the line.”
Shull wants students to know that businesses in the area are wanting to hire you and she believes that is because of how students are as people.
“There are a lot of local companies that come searching for our students because they know that The University of Findlay teaches strong leaders.”
Some of you might have attended the event for credit for a class but CCPD hopes you left with connections and options for your future. If you missed the event, do not worry CCPD is offering two new events this spring. The Internship Mixer will be students who are seriously looking to obtain an internship and The Senior Social will be for the graduating class.