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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: