Nichols College News

Career Fair Attracts Large Crowd

 

 

 

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.

City Year

Clark University-Graduate School of Management

Connecticut State Police

Crossroads for Kids

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Fastenal Company

Federal Bureau of Investigation - Boston

First Home Mortgage Corporation

First Investors Corporation

HTM Industries

Internal Revenue Service

Key Program, Inc.

Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Manchester Police Department

Maine State Police

MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp.

Met Life

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.

Rand-Whitney Industries

Regis College Graduate School

Six Flags New England

Target

The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

The New England Center for Children

The Sherwin-Williams Company

United States Secret Service

UPS

W.B. Mason Company, Inc.

Wal-Mart

Webster Bank

Worcester Sharks

WPI Graduate Management Programs

Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc.