WRITTEN BY KELLY NICOSIA
If you were seeking a summer job, an internship or your next career, the best day to come out and find one was yesterday, when SFC’s Career Center and Office of Student Activities hosted the “Bridge to your Dreams Career Fair.”
More than 130 employers set up tables in the Genovesi Center and prepared for the rush of students, alumni and friends about to enter. The fair started at 1 pm and lasted three hours, giving individuals a variety of time to come and meet employers.
There were various types of businesses being represented from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to non-profit programs such as Children of Promise.
The students who came to the fair had diverse backgrounds as well.
“It was good to see a lot of different companies that were related to my psychology major,” senior Dechen Dolma told SFC Today. “I felt as though there were a good amount of tables for each major, and that’s what made the career day a success.”
Many businesses were recruiting for not only full time positions, but internships, fellowships and part time jobs as well.
“When I stopped by the America Works table, I was interested in the fellowship program,” junior Meghan Wing said. “ I thought it was interesting that the fair had fellowships come in addition to other work opportunities.”
Some of the most popular businesses were the ones that were repeat attendees to SFC’s Career Fair. National Grid has been attending the fair for years now and they are always one of the most popular tables represented. This business relies on individuals passionate about learning about energy and is stationed in multiple states across the Northeast. A line was forming at this business because of the incredible job position and the amazing giveaways.
“I was fascinated with New York City Council because even though they were offering jobs for economics and business majors, they also informed me about possible positions in the field of translation, which I am very interested in,” senior Dragana Dzigurski told SFC Today. “They were really trying to find the best way for St. Francis students to achieve their goals in their future careers.”
Other popular businesses attended such as TD Bank, which many accounting and business students lined up for. Also, the Brooklyn Cyclones was a favorite and attracted many athletes as well as students from different backgrounds.
“I am glad that this was successful. I’m very gratified that students and alumni were able to interact with top employers in a wide range of fields,” said Chris Hughes, associate director of career development.
After months of planning the Career Success Day, Director Naomi Kinley only hopes that this assisted many students in planning their future.