More than 100 businesses came to Shippensburg University for the fall career fair, ranging from chain suppliers such as Amazon and Target, to U.S. departments like the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and the Pennsylvania Counseling Services.
The career fair gives students opportunities to get an idea of what career they are interested in pursuing after graduation. They are able to hand their résumés to company representatives and get their names out there.
SU alumna Sarah Markins represented Chick-fil-A at the fair. The company is not only looking to fill corporate positions, but it is also looking to fill in-store worker positions, such as cashiers and shift managers.
“Some people working in corporate get to travel, which is an amazing opportunity,” Markins said.
“I think the career fair is a great opportunity for students to practice speaking in a more professional setting,” senior Katy Gentile said.
A booth was also set up for the students to have a professional picture taken for their LinkedIn accounts.
“Having someone there to take a professional picture of the students was a great idea and was something hopefully the students took advantage of,” senior Carly Erisman said.