March 17, 2011
At the end of four years at Rollins, many students hope to land a job that not only inspires and challenges them, but that will make years of study and hard work worthwhile. That journey begins at the Career & Internship Expo, an annual event organized by the Office of Career Services and the Crummer Career Development Center and designed to catapult A&S, Holt, and Crummer students into the workforce.
On Thursday, March 24, hundreds of students armed with résumés and charisma will get the chance to rub shoulders with representatives from top local and national employers like Universal Orlando, RBC Bank, FBI, Orlando Magic, and Bonnier Corporation in the hopes of securing full-time positions, part-time positions, internships and summer employment. Hiring managers and recruiters from more than 65 employers will congregate in booths on the second floor of Alfond Sports Center to meet with students, collect résumés, and set up future interviews.
“Employers attending the 2011 Career Expo represent a diversity of industries ranging from government and social services to finance and commercial real estate companies,” said Julia Larson, assistant director of career services. “Students and alumni who attend Career Expo this year will have access to a wide-range of exciting opportunities.”
Rollins College Career & Internship Expo is not just for Rollins seniors and alumni, but for first-year students, sophomores, juniors and graduate students as well. It is an opportunity to network with employers, learn more about different career fields and, possibly, secure an internship.
“Approximately half of the employing organizations attending Career Expo 2011 are seeking candidates for internship, so this is a perfect chance for students at all levels to collect information on potential internship sites in their fields of interest,” said Larson. “For undeclared students, this is an opportunity to network with a variety of professionals and gain valuable information about the world of work.”
Expo also provides a chance for students to gather research about different companies they may want to work with someday. These potential employers are eager to share about the types of experiences they like to see on résumés and are happy to advise students on co-curricular activities they might consider pursuing to enhance their portfolio.
Career & Internship Expo 2011
Thursday, March 24
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Alfond Sports Center
By Kristen Manieri
Office of Public Relations & Community Affairs
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