Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Report from the 2013 Spring Job and Internship Expo!

Interested in what you could be doing after four years at Carolina? Our Communications Assistant, sophomore Jessica Carter, has the inside scoop. 

As a sophomore, I am one who feels that it is never too early to plan ahead.  Although I'm not currently seeking employment, I thought it would be great to get a jumpstart on things by scouting out potential future employers at the 2013 Spring Job and Internship Expo hosted by University Career Services.  From making small talk to knowing what to wear, University Career Services gives great advice to job seekers.

This year’s fair boasted over 100 top companies.  I was extremely delighted to see and have the opportunity to speak with representatives from Target Corporation, General Mills, Hershey, Neiman Marcus and a variety of other companies that I would consider for employment in the future.  Additionally, there were many non-profit and service organizations, such as Teach for America, which grabbed the attention of many students.

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and firmly believe that events such as this are extremely beneficial to students and employers alike.  Students, particularly seniors, are seeking the best job opportunities available to them upon graduation and employers are seeking to hire the best and brightest students they can. It's no wonder that so many  world-renowned employers come to Carolina to recruit every year!

--Jessica Carter