Fourth Annual TGIFriday Job and Internship Fair Held at Mount Union
April 07, 2010
Mount Union College recently hosted TGI Friday Job & Internship Fair where prospective employers were given the opportunity to visit campus and talk with students who are interested in jobs or internships.
In addition to talking with prospective employers about career opportunities, the students were able to gain valuable feedback on skills that will be important when they enter the professional world upon graduation.
This is the fourth year that on-campus job fairs have been taking place. Rebecca Doak, director of career development, commented that recruiting on-campus began in 2004 with just 14 recruiters.
The TGI Friday Job & Internship Fair held opportunities for all majors. With now over 30 employers, from Stark County Family Court to Charles Schwab, students had options to choose from.
'Several students reported that they found opportunities in both employment and internships as well as benefited from the 'candidate feedback evaluations' that recruiters offered as part of the event,' Doak said.
Jeremy Miller, a senior media studies major of Toronto said that the job fair, 'gives students the much needed experience of talking with professionals in the field they want to begin a career in after graduation.' Miller thought that the overall event went very well, thought that it was very accessible to students and felt that it prepared him for larger-scale recruiting events in the spring.
Younger students were encouraged to attend the job fair to gain experience with networking and to also become familiar with the type of employers that recruit on Mount Union's campus on a regular basis.
Not only did the event benefit Mount Union students, but the recruiters had positive experiences as well.
'Our feedback from recruiters was very positive. They felt our students were very well-prepared compared to other events they had attended at campuses so far this fall,' Doak commented. 'Employers also mentioned that they gained many qualified candidates for both internships and permanent employment openings.'
The event was free, while other schools and organizations may charge as much as $500 in registration fees for a similar event. About 130 -140 students attended on Friday, which was a new record.