By Juliana Arrabito
Close to 800 students and alumni, from all schools and colleges, networked with around 135 employers at the Fall Semester Career Fair on Wednesday, September 18 in the Richie Regan Recreation and Athletic Center.Every fall and spring semester The Career Center sponsors this exciting event which brings students and alumni face-to-face with organizations from various industries who are looking to fill internship and full-time positions.
“We really enjoy coming to Seton Hall’s Career Fair,” said recruiter David Schoner, associate director of NJ Motion Picture and Television Commission. “The way students are prepared for this event is great. They are all dressed well, professional and ready to explore these businesses and industries.”
Danny Guerra, a senior in the College of Communications and the Arts, attended this semester Career Fair with high hopes of building his network. “As a public relations major, I was anxious to search for jobs that accommodated me. But through the resources provided by the Career Center, I found it easy to navigate and connect with employers.”
Pirate Mentors were also on hand to coach students and help them navigate the fair. Chris Colbert ’07 and Jim Galione ’95, came to the Career Fair to give back to their alma mater. Colbert was a graduate from the College of Communication and the Arts who obtained his first professional position at SiriusXM Radio. Galione earned his MBA from the Stillman School of Business and currently works as a Director of Marketing for a pharmaceutical company. Both men were impressed by the professionalism and the organization of the students and faculty involved with the Career Fair.
Economics major Ben Jaros, said “As a first semester senior, I feel very prepared by Seton Hall to talk to prospective companies about the dynamic and interesting roles that they may offer.” Before attending, Jaros went to the Career Center to speak with his major-specific advisor. “Bob Franco helped me put together my resume and encouraged me to be optimistic about this event.”
“Our strong employer partnerships ensure that students have the opportunity to connect with hiring mangers throughout the year by attending events like this,” said Reesa Greenwald, director of the Career Center. “Utilizing employer and alumni networks, The Career Center strives to ensure that students are prepared for professional success.”
Make an appointment with The Career Center today and have a member of the team look over your resume, discuss future job opportunities that may interest you, and learn how to search Navigator for internship and job opportunities!