Senior accounting major and theatre minor, Madeline Burns, viewed the 2017 Fall Career + Internship Fair as a chance to shine in the spotlight. “It was just like another stage – a chance to say, ‘Hey look at me!’” exclaimed Madeline. Madeline’s performance combined with the resources offered at the Career Fair landed her a position at Mallie LLP, an accounting firm located in Philadelphia. “I had attended the STEM Career Fair, however something inside me told me to attend the Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences one, too,” said Madeline, “I’m really glad I went.”
After speaking to various recruiters, Madeline connected with a representative from Mallie who shared a similar passion for theatre. One week later, Madeline had a Skype interview with Mallie. Two weeks after that, she was flown to Philadelphia for a meeting at the firm. Within a month of the Career + Internship Fair, and almost six months before her graduation, Madeline secured a job. She will begin working as an accountant at Mallie in August.
The success achieved by Madeline is just one of many examples from students who attend the Career + Internship Fair. Top-notch employers such as UPMC, Highmark, Honda, and the U.S. Department of State will have recruiters at this spring’s fair on February 13, 15, and 16. To provide students with desired career-oriented options, the career fairs are divided by majors. “The Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance strives to identify and respond to requests from students regarding employer engagement on campus,” said Karin Asher, the Associate Director of CDPA. Additionally, to celebrate the Year of HealthyU, the Stress Free Zone will be providing students relaxation exercises and tips before meeting with employers.
Show-off your resume, network with professionals, and give yourself the opportunity to obtain an internship or job at this spring’s Career + Internship Fair. “There are no downsides to going,” stated Madeline, “Don’t limit yourself in terms of opportunities.” For more information regarding this spring’s Career + Internship Fair, click here.
By Jennifer Wallace