NORFOLK - The Spring Career Fair at Northeast Community College, open to all Northeast students and alumni, attracted a large number of employers again this year. Representatives from 90 companies, agencies and organizations spoke with approximately 400 students during the event in the Cox Activities Center gymnasium on the Norfolk campus.
Terri Heggemeyer, director of Career Services at Northeast, said the event gave students the opportunity to have personal conversations with prospective employers.
“Employers were here to talk about a wide variety of employment opportunities. As this was a networking event, students were encouraged to present a professional image. In addition, they brought several copies of their résumé and spent time with multiple employers who are looking to fill internships and part-time and full-time positions.”
Heggemeyer said she is pleased that so many employers took time from their workplaces to come to campus to interact face-to-face with Northeast students.
“Students have the opportunity to learn so much more from a personal conversation with a business representative compared to simply reviewing the company's website and applying online. Through attendance at the Career Fair, students are often exposed to job opportunities and companies that they had never been aware of. I believe this type of interaction opens up new doors to both the businesses and our students."
A wide variety of business and industry were represented at the Spring Career Fair, including agriculture, manufacturing, retail, criminal justice and technical, among others.
The Northeast Community College Career Services Office offers a variety of services to prepare students for today’s workforce. This includes providing one-on-one advisement and personal attention to students as they look for employment; posts jobs daily to the Northeast on-line job board; assists with writing and completing résumés, cover letters, and applications, and offers lifetime employment assistance to alumni.
Tyler Bertsch, talent development manager with Behlen Manufacturing in Columbus, hands out his business card to two Northeast Community College students during the institution’s Spring Career Fair recently. Approximately 400 students met with 90 employers during the annual event.