Career Fair At Ohio University Brings Students And Employers Together

By
Merle Tilk

Dateline
Updated Wed, Feb 19, 2014 10:12 am

Over 100 companies sent representatives to Ohio University on Tuesday to talk to students at a career fair. Regardless of their major or degree, students had the chance to ask questions and introduce themselves to national companies and organizations like AT&T, FedEX and JPMorgan Chase. Also, businesses from the region offered information about full-time positions, internships and co-op positions.

Among them was the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Alan Goss, Admission Supervisor in the Guest Relations Department for the zoo, said they would be offering internships.

Students could work with animals but also explore the business and operation side of the zoo. He also said students who would like to intern or work at the zoo should present themselves as outgoing.

"Be happy and friendly," Goss said.

By organizing the career fair the university aimed to give students the opportunity of networking.

"It's all about networking and who you know", said Imants Jaunarajs, Assistant Dean of Students for the Career and Leadership Development Center at OU.

Ohio University student Chelsea Amato agreed. She went to the career fair to look for an internship and said she even talked to employers that she had not thought of before.

"I would recommend every student to come even if you're not looking for an internship or a full-time position. Just practice talking to people," she said.

A couple of representatives from companies and organizations like Excel or the US Peace Corps are staying until Wednesday to interview students on campus.

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