Career Exploration Day is the Largest Spring CED To-Date

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th 2017 at 10:50 AM

The FCB's Career Development Office' delivered several well-attended Pathways events during their Career Exploration Week, including professional development workshops (e.g, interviewing tips, resume writing, personal branding, etc.). The evening of Thursday, February 23rd featured a Corporate Career Panel with panelist from Signature Consultants, Discover Financial, and Equity Methods. The week culminated with the Career Exploration Day (CED) on Friday, February 24, 2017.

Dr. Kevin Trainor, associate dean, expressed his appreciation of the effort.

"FCB staff and faculty from across College have worked tirelessly to make the Career Development Office's Career Week 2017 an impactful experience for our students. Kudos to Wendy Tappan and the entire CDO for their preparation for this event," he shared.

This Fall/Spring event provides a venue for students to seek internship opportunities and network with their future employers. This fair was the largest Spring fair to-date. The energy in the air was palpable!

Several of the FCB faculty came by the vendor's booths to reach out to potential guest speakers and field trip sponsors, only to find that many of the recruiters were their former students. Approximately 50 of the recruiters were FCB alumni!

CAREER EXPLORATION DAY STATISTICS
101 COMPANIES REGISTERED
355 STUDENTS REGISTERED
170 STUDENTS WALKED IN (REGISTERED DAY OF)
525 TOTAL STUDENTS

First-time CED attendees included:

Capstone Homes
Experis
Federal Bureau of Investigation
JDA Software
Limelight Netwoks
Melissa Cripps State Farm Insurance Agency
Pacific Office Automation
PPG
Randstad Staffing
The Mahoney Group
Vector Marketing Flagstaff
Werner Enterprises
Zenreach
eLoyalty, A TeleTech Company
Impact Exchanges
AMP Security.

For a complete list of employers who have registered, please visit: 
https://nau.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/1271/employers_list

The CDO hosted over 70 mock interviews with company representatives from Vanguard, Experis IT, CBIZ, and Discover Financial. Additionally, they expect to host around 350 on-campus interviews that come directly from Career Exploration Day.

"It's hard to find a job without professional experience, so I'm trying to take advantage of these career days," said Remy Linden, senior finance major.



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