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Career Fair Packed with Opportunity for Students

April 03, 2012
More than 350 Merrimack College students recently attended an on-campus Career Fair to learn about potential employment opportunities with various organizations such as Fidelity Investments, Meditech, Massachusetts State Police and Verizon.

Students at Merrimack College donned in professional wear buzzed from booth to booth recently at the Career Fair held on Thursday, March 29 in the Sakowich Campus Center.  All were meeting representatives from the 103 companies who participated in the fair.

More than 360 Merrimack students dropped off resumes and learned about potential employment in their field from organizations such as Fidelity Investments, Meditech, Massachusetts State Police, and Verizon.

“The 2012 Spring Career Fair was a huge success. It was truly a campus effort,” said Director of Career Services and Cooperative Education Dr. Heather Maietta.  “The list of companies was impressive, and the students were well-prepared and dressed for success. They came with great questions and enthusiasm to network for jobs and internships.”

Great feedback was received from employers. Kristen Impastato of Notre Dame Mission Volunteers-Americorps stated she was “very impressed with the level of professionalism of the students.”   Antonio Guterrez of MATCH Tutor/Math Pioneers stated the [Career Fair was] “tremendous-one of the best I’ve ever attended!   The students were prepared, the event set-up was nice, and the brochure design was fantastic!”

The Career Fair offered employment in every field and seniors found numerous career opportunities after graduation.  “ I left the fair with two interviews set up and several more contacts to call for other possible interviews,” said senior International Business major Victor Plaza.  “After meeting a few representatives, I felt more comfortable and knew what questions to ask.  This Career Fair was a great opportunity to inquire about different companies without  pressure and add them to my list of potential employers.”

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    A student stops at the Gilbane Building Company booth to learn about potential opportunities and to share his job experience and skill sets.
    Photo taken by Marie DeMarco ‘02

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