College Hosts First of Its Kind Career Fair
Over 100 Employers Join 10 Women’s College and Universities for Career Expo
The Saint Mary’s Career Crossings Office held a virtual career fair in collaboration with nine other women’s colleges and universities across the country—making it the first of its kind. The Women’s College and Universities Diversity Career Expo was held Tuesday, September 27 to help current students land internships, jobs, and post-graduate service opportunities.
“We recognize the unique challenges that many smaller, liberal arts institutions encounter when trying to host recruiting events,” says Stacie Jeffirs, director of Career Crossings. “Saint Mary's wanted to lead the charge on bringing together similar types of institutions with similar profiles that face similar challenges to come up with a solution that helps our students get recruited and also helps our employer partners gain access to more student candidates.”
More than 115 employers attended the fair, giving participants the opportunity to connect with job and internship opportunities ranging from Amazon, Apple, the FBI, and 1st Source Bank. Once participants registered, they were able to sign up for group sessions to learn more about the organizations and to explore various career paths or intimate one-on-one sessions to connect directly with recruiters. “This is not only a great opportunity for our current students to get connected to employers for internships and jobs, but to also see the many different opportunities a Saint Mary’s education prepares you for,” said Jeffirs.
The Career Crossings Office also hosted workshops in preparation for this event with opportunities for resume preparation, critical do’s and don’ts in an interview setting, and helpful tips and tricks.
The career services offered at Saint Mary's do not stop once our students graduate. The College is proud to support women at all stages of their lives, no matter the circumstance. Stacie and her team help all of our alumnae with situations from career transitioning, to job searching, and even resume and LinkedIn updates — setting Saint Mary’s apart and providing value for their education.
With over 23,000 Saint Mary’s alumnae, the Career Crossings Office helps strengthen the network for both students and alumnae with events such as this expo, the alumnae resource network, and mentoring opportunities. Click here to learn more about the Career Crossings Office.