The Shippensburg University Career center hosted Career Week from March 23 to 30. The week was filled with professionally beneficial activities ranging from the Professional Dress Fashion show, the Dress Closet Open House, Resumania, DEI in the workplace and a Job and Internship Fair.
This year, the Job and Internship Fair took place on Thursday afternoon in Heiges Field House, where over 120 employers were present to accept resumes, hand out company swag, business cards, job offerings and more. Some of the more notable employer partners included Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Northwestern Mutual and Clark Associates.
The event was well attended, although some students expressed interest to see more opportunities for education growth rather than career.
“The Internship and Job Fair was a great way to get prospects for my future, especially as someone who has no idea what they’re doing,” said Allyson Ritchey, a junior communication/journalism major. “However, I wish there were more about grad schools than just what Shippensburg University provides.”
According to the career center’s website, its mission statement is to “provide student/alumni-centered career and professional development programs, experiences and learning opportunities to assist students to develop and achieve personal and professional goals. The center will implement career and professional development program initiatives through service-learning, employer and alumni collaboration, and outreach on and off the university campus to foster campus and community partnerships.”
The center also shares a vision for the Shippensburg campus where the focus is on creating an environment of student-centeredness exhibiting professionalism, responsiveness, reflection, social responsibility and collaboration in order for students to realize and achieve their professional potential.
On the career center website, students and recent alumni can find information for career planning, on-campus employment opportunities and an event schedule. The next event hosted by the career center will be the virtual PA Bankers Internship Workshop at 4 p.m. on April 18. For more information, visit the career center’s website or social media (@shipcareer).
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