The annual Nichols College Career Fair held in Chalmers Field House on Tuesday, March 2nd, drew approximately 400 hopefuls who positioned to meet recruiters from 48 companies. The Fair, open to the public, drew local residents, as well.
“This is a culmination of a year-long effort to make sure our graduating students have an edge getting jobs,” said Director of Career Services, Dr. Heather Maietta. Other activities include an aggressive on and off campus recruiting schedule, a Student / Alumni Career Day, and ongoing internship and recruiting workshops.
“Feedback was very positive,” said Dr. Maietta. “Participating companies are already beginning the follow-up recruiting process.” Walmart’s Marketing Human Resource Manager, Edward Konicki, had a particularly long queue of individuals interested in employment.
Sophomore Accounting major, Stephanie Lee, of Danielson, CT, was there to ask about forensic work with the Internal Revenue Service and stated that she was there to “get her foot in the door.” Her roommate, junior Alanna M. Donar, was “looking for summer or fall internships.”
Nichols requires that every student participate in a four-year, custom-designed Professional Development Seminar (PDS) program that teaches professional skills required for success in the workforce. And therefore, students came dressed in business attire with plenty of resumes and portfolio in hand.
The following recruiting companies participated:
ADP Small Business Services
Alternatives Unlimited, Inc.
Assumption College Graduate School
Barnum Financial Group
Becker Professional Education
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA
Buckeye International Inc.
Clark University-Graduate School of Management
Connecticut State Police
Crossroads for Kids
Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston
First Home Mortgage Corporation
First Investors Corporation
Internal Revenue Service
Key Program, Inc.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Manchester Police Department
Maine State Police
MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp.
Mutual of Omaha
New York Life Insurance Company
Nichols College Graduate and Professional Studies
Norampac New England
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Ocean State Job Lot
Old Navy/Gap Inc.
Protector Group Insurance Agency, Inc.
Regis College Graduate School
Six Flags New England
The Bridge of Central Massachusetts
The New England Center for Children
The Sherwin-Williams Company
United States Secret Service
W.B. Mason Company, Inc.
WPI Graduate Management Programs
Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc.