Students pitch to students at the internship fair
By: Michael McCarrick, Lion’s Eye Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Most job fairs at Penn State have company representatives recruiting students for jobs or internships but what if it was a fellow classmate pitching the company themselves?
That scenario happened on Feb. 19, when Brandywine students pitched their company at the internship fair. The fair was established to encourage and inform fellow students in an effort to recruit new interns and promote internships.
In the Tomezsko lounge, each student represented the company they were completing an internship at with a poster board of facts and contact information; some even had promotional items to give out such as brochures and pens.
Unlike traditional job fairs, the atmosphere was relaxed and attendees didn’t have to be dressed professionally or be assertive to representatives. Instead students could express themselves and chat with fellow students. Over a dozen recognizable and respected companies were represented at the internship fair.
Those particular businesses included: R2C marketing company, Wimico County Inc., Farmers Insurance, Sage. net, Matrix Design, BDO, Coatesville Kids Go to College, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Riddle Memorial Hospital, Maplezone Sports Institute, WMS: Wealth Management, Fierce Newtrition, Creative Financial Group Services, Goff’s Suds & Soda, Delaware County Government Center and Brandywine’s very own Vairo Library.
Brandywine student Molly Nichols is interning as a sports marketing intern from Wicomco County Inc.
“It’s good to get out and see what everyone else is doing, how they got their internships,” Nichols said.
Student Malaika Hamid has the luxury of working right in the Vairo Library, where she creates the advertisements seen on their video screens. She said the event benefits the campus in general because students can present what they do and help jumpstart their career after graduating.
Another student is an intern at the R2C Group. Lia Caprara, talked about the steps she took to secure the position she wanted.
“I took the internship class by looking at this fair,” Caprara said. “It’s a good way to network [with other students] and prepare to get an internship.”
This internship fair showcased students internships that will help them prepare for future careers.
Updated by the Lion’s Eye web staff