Boston College students joined an array of employers in the Heights Room last week for the 2018 Spring Career and Internship Fair. Over the course of the two days, over 90 businesses and organizations came to recruit students for summer internships and post-graduation jobs. The event was organized by the Career Center, which holds a Career and Internship Fair every fall and spring.
This spring’s Career Fair followed a new formula.
“This year for the first time we had unique areas of industry focus each day,” said Lisa White, the associate director of engagement at the Career Center, in an email to The Heights. “By taking this new approach, we hoped to increase quality interactions between students and employers and make it easier for students to navigate the two-day event.”
Wednesday featured employers from the business and tech worlds in the fields of financial services, accounting, real estate, consulting management, startups, entrepreneurship, and others. Notable businesses who sent representatives to the fair included New York Life, Ascensus, Dell, Citizens Bank, and Liberty Mutual.
The second half of the fair on Thursday featured a broader array of employers in education, non-profits, government, law, and public policy; arts, sports, entertainment, communications, media, and marketing; as well as careers in health care and life and physical sciences.
Organizations like Bay State Community Services, the FBI, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Boston Celtics set up tables to speak with BC students.
According to White, over 1000 students attended the Career Fair over the two days seeking internships and full-time jobs.
“Yeah I think it went well,” said Ryan D’Arco, MCAS ’20. “The people in there, all the people at the stands were really nice [and] really open about what they had to offer, whether it be internships or full-time opportunities, very specific about the skills they were looking for …. I thought it was really helpful and I’d suggest it to people if they’re not really too sure what they want to do.”
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