Career Fair: Providing Students with Professional Opportunities

By: Andrea Guarino

Some of the biggest questions we face in our lives are “What do you want to be when you grow up?” or “What will you being doing after you graduate college?” For some students, the answers to those questions are perfectly clear and they have seem to have their whole life figured out. For others, the sound of those questions churns their insides. We are lucky to live in a world where the opportunities are seemingly endless, but sometimes it causes more issues (especially for the indecisive).

Photo courtesy of the DeSales Career Services Facebook page.
Photo courtesy of the DeSales Career Services Facebook page.

The DeSales University Career Services Office offers a wide variety of events and programs that allow students to get a taste of the real world as well as providing them with important resources that will help them after college. One of those events is the Connections Career and Internship Fair. It took place on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 2:30 to 5:30 pm in the DeSales University Center. There were over 115 students that attended which is the most there have been for the last few years. Over 35 employers came to promote their companies and recruit students for jobs and internships including, Enterprise Holdings, Lehigh Valley Health Network, PPL Corporation and Wells Fargo.

Students were extremely excited for the opportunities that awaited them as they approached the door. They lined up at the registration table in business professional to receive their nametag and provide a copy of their professional resume. Some students felt that they had to go in with a game plan before they entered the room because there were so many employers. “I jumped right in but as soon as I walked through the door, I felt overwhelmed by the number of employers that were there,” stated senior Communication major Sarah Hollywood. She quickly rethought her plan, “I walked around once but had to walk out and map out who I wanted to see and where their tables were so that I could weed through the employers that were not of interest to me.”

The most important thing is going to the fair and getting yourself out there. You do not want to wait until you are a second semester senior to begin worrying about finding internships and getting jobs. Freshmen and sophomores should take advantage of the different events and programs that Career Services has to offer. It is never too early to start looking into your futures and the earlier you start, the less stressed you will be when senior year rolls around.

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