Fall 2017 Job and Internship Fair

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Fall 2017 Job and Internship Fair

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Students from all different levels, some more ambitious than others, came to conquer the job world. On October 11th, Career Services hosted their annual Job and Internship Fair in the Goldstein Fitness Center in order to give students the opportunity to network with employers in their own field.

Joshua Lozano, a freshman at Pace stated, “it’s an opportunity for freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors to network with others, and I feel that it’s a very helpful event for my future. It’s intimidating to talk to these people, but it’s the next step to my future.”

To prepare for this event, many students attended workshops, that were held two weeks in advance. Some of the more popular workshops include, the Resume Bar workshop and the 30-second pitch workshop.

Career counselors prioritize students and their needs in order to help them become market ready.

“What motivates me, is that everyone wants to reach their goals. If I could be a tool to do that, it gives me a lot of satisfaction. The more you know, and the more experiences you have, will help you find out what you want to do in the future,” said Susan Eisman, a Career Counselor for Dyson.

Throughout the event, students talked with employers confidently because of the prep they were given by Career Services.

“Career Services is here to help, they are professionals that can guide me to my future. I know that I am fully prepared, when I meet with them,” said Mitchell Lew, a junior marketing major at Pace.

Many employers at the job fair were either Pace Alumni or connected to a person that attended Pace University.

“Pace University has a special place in my heart, and I want to give back to my home,” said Nicole Virgona, Pace University Alumni ’17, and a Westchester Green Business employee.

In some cases, representatives weren’t alumni. “I am actually not a Pace Alumni. An employee, Josh Campanero, attended Pace, and he’s a huge advocate for us to attend the career fair,” said a Hearst Magazine Representative.

Even though employers were looking for possible personnel, many wanted to help subside the jitters some students had. To make the environment less intimidating, they had more conversational interviews with students, rather than formal ones. Which, helped students become more confident with their 30-second pitch.

 

 

 

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