March 25: One Day, Two Great Recruiting Events

By Caitlin Burns | March 2, 2020

Two women speak to each other with “AU Fair” balloon banner in background.

The Office of Career Education (OCE) will host more than 130 organizations to campus on Wednesday, March 25 from noon to 3 p.m. for Arcadia’s annual Internship & Career Fair in the Kuch Center, followed by the Diversity and Inclusion Career Connection from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Commons Great Room.

Anticipated to be the largest recruiting event in Arcadia’s history, the Internship and Career Fair will feature employers seeking to fill both internships and full-time positions. Additionally, students interested in furthering their education can chat with admissions representatives from select graduate programs. This year’s fair features seven employer sponsors: International SOS, Keystone Freedom Academy, American Paradigm Schools, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Play and Learn, ProScribe, and Greentech. Organizations who are returning for the fair this year include City Year, Fox Chase Cancer Center, GeoBlue, Peace Corps, and Vanguard. The OCE has also cultivated many new employer partners, including the Hatboro Horsham and North Penn School Districts and the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Students who wish to visit the Fair in between classes are welcome to drop by dressed in business casual attire. 

“Since employers are eager to connect with students who may just be starting to explore opportunities, we don’t want the lack of professional attire to restrict students from exploring and learning about options for their futures,” said Marissa Deitch, director of Career Education. 

For students who are looking for jobs, internships, or graduate programs, professional attire is recommended by the OCE. Students can drop by the Pop Up Shop on Monday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Commons to purchase professional attire from the affordable resale boutique Twelve 23 who will be visiting campus.

OCE’s Career Educators encourage students to research participating organizations via Handshake in the weeks leading up to the fair. Recruiters have also recommended that students should develop a one-page resume, practice their 30-second introduction (known as an “elevator pitch”), research participating organizations’ websites, and prepare a few basic questions to ask the recruiters in advance before the fair. Students should attend Résumé Revival on March 10 to prepare for the Fair and review the OCE’s Career Fair Tips.

Following the Fair, students are encouraged to chat with over 55 organizations at the Diversity and Inclusion Career Connection, which is sponsored by the Hatboro-Horsham School District, Loanability, SEMrush, and the Sherwin Williams Company. This reception will allow students to make meaningful connections with recruiters who are dedicated to hiring students from diverse backgrounds, such as students of color, students with disabilities, and students within the LGBTQ+ community. Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP for both events in Handshake and contact with any questions.