University to host job, internship fair

Published: March 3, 2016

SUBMITTED PHOTO / CAREER SERVICES / A GEISINGER representative                       talks to senior Samantha Milazzo at a previous biannual job and internhsip fair.

SUBMITTED PHOTO / CAREER SERVICES / A GEISINGER representative talks to senior Samantha Milazzo at a previous biannual job and internhsip fair.

LUKE KROPP
Staff Writer

The University will host its second job and internship fair of the school year Wednesday.

Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from 95 different employers in the Byron Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This semester’s event will almost double the number of employers represented at the fall 2015 fair.

Chris Whitney, director of the Center for Career Development, is in charge of organizing the event. She encourages students from all classes to explore the internship and full-time positions, whether it be for the far or immediate future.

“First-years and sophomores can stop by to see what’s out there and what they might be able to prepare for in the future,” Whitney said. “Juniors should be there to really make sure that their summer is planned out, and seniors should be there for their first full-time opportunity.”

In addition to the 95 companies looking for students, the fair will have counselors ready to review resumes and a station to take LinkedIn profile pictures. This is the biggest job and internship fair ever held on campus, according to The University’s website.

In preparation for the job and internship fair, students should find professional clothes, prepare questions for the employers and polish up their resumes, Whitney said. The Roche Center for Career Development has staff on hand to help students perfect their resumes, but students are also encouraged to attend Resumania before the fair.

There will be a table on the 2 floor of the DeNaples Center Friday, Monday and Tuesday where students can bring their resumes for on-the-spot edits and feedback. Having Resumania in the center of campus is beneficial for the students, Whitney said.

She also added that it is necessary to have a job and internship fair each semester because of the varying employment needs.

“There are different recruitment seasons depending on the industry,” Whitney said. “It’s really important that we meet the needs of the employer and have it each season.”

Students should bring multiple copies of their resumes and are encouraged to plan specific employers they want to meet ahead of time. For a list of employers and more information on the Spring 2016 Job and Internship Fair, visit Scranton.edu/careers and click on Job Fair.

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