October 10, 2000
Getting Bigger and Better Every Year
The 2000 Career Fair, sponsored by the Career Services Office, was the largest fair in the colleges history. More than 100 companies, along with some 215 recruiters, set up audiovisual equipment, informational material, and demonstrations in McAlister Field House. Everyone agreed that the day was a great success.
Nelson, College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) Class of
99 and recruiter for Black and Decker, enjoys returning to Charleston.
"We have had some very encouraging prospects pass through today. The
one-on-one time we get to spend with them is priceless. Its a great
way for those interested to learn about the industry while talking to
people face to face."
Not a Bad Problem to
a senior class of approximately 350 studentsone third of whom historically
go into the military and another small percentage who enter graduate
schoolthe ratio between prospects and recruiters is almost one to one.
The Career Fair offers a wide variety of representation from the private sector to state and government offices, as well as area school districts. Jenkins Hall, the military academic building on campus, is also well represented. The number one goal is to meet the needs of the students.