2019 Nichols College Career and Internship Fair Recap

Our biggest event of the year is finished, and we are happy to say it was a success for recruiters and students alike. The Nichols College Career and Internship Fair serves as an opportunity for students, alumni, and community members to network with a variety of organization that are seeking interns and workers.

This year we welcomed over 70 organizations to this event including:

  • AAA Northeast
  • CJ Affiliate
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Treasury
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • GID – Windsor Communities
  • Mohegan Sun Casino Resort
  • New Hampshire State Police
  • Newport Hotel Group
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Okemo Mountain Resort
  • Open Sky Community Services
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • The Kraft Group
  • The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
  • The Unites States Secret Service
  • TJX Companies
  • Walgreens
  • Worcester Bravehearts

Organizations at the event reported collecting an average of 17 resumes per organization with over 1000 resumes having been collected in total! These resumes were from the 350+ attending Nichols College students as well as alumni and members of the community.

Nichols College students speak with New Hampshire State Police Trooper Jordan Kopko at the 2019 Fair. Picture Credit: @nichols_college on Instagram

The students in attendance were searching for internship, graduate school, and, part-time and full-time opportunities, which were offered by the organizations in attendance. Other students stopped by the Fair in order to learn about networking as a part of their Professional Development Seminar curriculum. Students shared their feedback with us with one student saying, I thought the Fair was great. It allowed me to explore and learn about the different management fields there are. I was able to speak to the organizations I planned for and was able to get great information,” and another sharing “It was great talking to these businesses and learning more about what they are looking for in the hiring process.”

Nichols College alumni Catherine Hoey of Vision Advertising came back to the Hill to network with students at this year’s Fair. Picture Credit: @nichols_college on Instagram

Recruiters enjoyed the fair as well with one organization saying, “This is an event that I will never miss. The students are always eager to start their career and are open to hearing about positions that they may not have thought of before.” and another one sharing, “We look forward to the career fair each year. The students are well prepared and the event is well organized. Thank you for having us another year and hosting a great event. The resumes we received have been sent to our area recruiter and we hope to recruit some of the candidates we spoke with during the fair. We look forward to coming back next year!”

A huge thank you to everyone who helped us put together this wonderful event, and we cannot wait for next year!

By Liz DeNoncour
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