Students were encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resumes to the job fair at Shippensburg University on Oct. 27, where more than 120 employers were in attendance.
The fair allowed students to meet various employers and begin networking to help them gain internships and jobs after college.
“Meeting people and making connections, it’s really important,” said Nate Packer, a third-year student at SU.
J.B. Hunt, Keystone Human Services, Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Con-way, Peace Corps, military services and various law enforcement agencies were some of the employers present at the fair.
While some companies wanted students with majors relative to their field, others were welcoming to students of all majors with an interest in their company to visit the table.
“We are here to provide students with information. Many people don’t know of the resources they have,” said Detective Victoria Bysson of the Franklin County Police Department.
Although some businesses were completely unrelated, all of the employers shared that they want reliable, motivated, confident students to hire.
Employers said that volunteer work and internships are vital aspects of students’ resumes.
“We want folks who are really involved,” said Rachel Brown of the Peace Corps.
All students at the job fair found it to be very beneficial.
“The career fair was overwhelming in a good way, it opened my eyes to all of the opportunity that is out there for me to grab,” said senior Colby Koumaras.
SU alumni were also present at the fair, encouraging students to take advantage of the opportunities they come across while still in college.
“I know what SU students have to offer,” Nicole Nicholson, an SU alumna, said.
Hundreds of students were present at the job fair to make impressions on companies and get their resumes out there.