Job Fair Gives Head Start on Careers
By: Kevin Dallatore, Lion’s Eye Staff Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org, updated by the Lion’s Eye Web Staff
On October 28, campus career day gave students the chance to network and have a smoother transition into the workforce.
The toughest part of college for recent college graduates is finding a job right upon graduation—in the field in which they studied. This semester’s career day started with an informative meet-and-greet with employers willing to hire recent graduates.
Students were treated to a rare opportunity to hear how employers felt about their current position, how they got to their stage in life and then offered suggestions on how students should apply. Resume tips and interview “dos and don’ts” were offered, too. Most of the employers had a Penn State connection and praised the value of a Penn State education and the networking opportunities it affords.
During the event there was an opportunity for students to ask employers about their companies and their work experience. The discussions also included relatable personal experiences since some of the speakers were also Penn State alumni.
Each speaker was able to connect with the students about what to look for and what to stay away from in interviews.
After the question and answer session was completed, students were able to meet with representatives of the companies present and network with them. By showing interest, students could have the upper hand in securing an interview.
Representatives from companies such as Wawa, Vanguard, JP Morgan Inc., and Kohl’s were all in attendance with more information on their companies. Students who took advantage of the career fair are undoubtedly looking forward to hearing back from these companies as their school career ends and their professional career begins.