Students Connect, Impress at Career Fair

By jretter | April 3, 2015

More than 300 students attended the March 31 Career Fair in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. Nearly 100 organizations participated, including employers and graduate schools, representing education, nonprofit, financial, accounting, consulting, marketing, media, and government sectors.

“Students were professionally dressed, armed with resumes, and confident in their interactions with employers and graduate school representatives,” said Marissa Deitch, director of Career Education.

Students prepared through “Conquering a Career Fair” workshops that covered proper business dress, etiquette when meeting potential employers, and networking advice.

“As usual, [the] affair was outstanding,” said Gene Kolber, president of Kolber Marketing. “The best ever.”

Craig Single, senior manager of recruiting with public accounting firm Wipfli, was impressed with both the “caliber and diversity” of Arcadia students.

In the days and weeks after the fair, students are advised to follow up with contacts they made at the event. In addition, the Office of Career Education offers guidance, assists with resume and cover letters, and encourages students to use KnightLink, which receives new job and internship postings daily.