Students Network for Opportunities at 2014 Career Fair

By Vina Tailor.
Stillman News Assistant Editor

On Thursday, February 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Ronald Reagan Field House flooded with hundreds of students anx­ious to network with all the organizations. Over 100 organizations were present and delighted to hire for internships, part-time and full-time positions, answer questions and provide as much information as possi­ble. Some of these organizations included ADP, CIT, Ernst & Young, Kohl’s, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential, Tar­get, Verizon and so much more.

Tables from all these organizations were set up around the field house and students were given the opportunity to ex­plore and find which companies interested them the most. The turnout for this event was absolutely incredible. Students of all different majors came out for a variety of reasons. Every person walked away with an experience that was unique.

Some students took the Career Fair as an opportunity to network, make face to name recognition, interact with others, and prepare for future opportunities. Other students found a target company, created a goal for a company they were passionate about and geared all their enthusiasm and energy towards that one company. Whether attending the Career Fair was just to get a student’s foot in the door and gain expo­sure and experience or, to walk away ac­complishing and receiving an internship opportunity, the Career Fair was valuable to many.

It is an event that occurs annually and gets better each and every time. The atten­dance in companies that are there, as well as the student population, really grows. The Career Fair also provided students the opporunity meet and interact with Seton Hall alumni. From the start, a connection is present and a student has a ballpark ad­vantage.

While everyone ranked the Career Fair to be populated and much larger than the past, a current sophomore in the Stillman Business School and Leadership Honors Development Program speculated some­thing interesting about this Career Fair. Danielle Andreani best described the Ca­reer Fair as being, “A diverse selection of companies which really allowed students to explore all opportunities.”

One of the key elements about the Career Fair that really stuck with Andre­ani when she left the Fieldhouse Thursday night was that she was not limited. Before her were numerous tables set up that all had something different to offer. This abil­ity to find more than one company that ap­peals to one is essential in seeing what the options are.

For Andreani, this sense of diversity was important and its existence at the fair captured that there is so much out to of­fer if one really goes out and searches. By 7 p.m., the Field House witnessed many faces as people went in and out.

Students were pleased with the turn out of prospective employers. Whether searching for an internship or a career post graduation, there were many companies to network with. The Career Fair was an overall success that provided students with countless opportunities for their future and a valuable experience for themselves.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Feb. 25 print edition.

Contact Vina at
vina.tailor@student.shu.edu

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