University partners with nonprofit organization to bring companies to campus and help students find jobs
Sacred Heart University students printed out fresh copies of their resumes, donned their best business-casual attire and prepared to talk about jobs and goals at SHU’s career fair, Connect to Careers: The Advanced Technology Pipeline to Employment.
Sacred Heart partnered with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) to host the event in the West Campus cafeteria recently. The non-profit CCAT, which helps foster connections between colleges and businesses, assembled representatives from companies such as MindTrust, Exago, Inline Plastics, East Rock Software, Bridgeport Worldwide and Tri-Star Industries to speak with eager students.
Business analytics graduate student Ashley Darling of New Providence, NJ, already has started her job search, even though her program doesn’t finish until August. She said she was a little nervous when she first arrived at the fair. “I did a lap and a half around the room and just looked at all the companies. I had to take it all in,” she said. Darling found the first business representative she visited to be helpful.
“It’s great when you can talk to someone who can offer guidance and really good advice,” said Darling, who is gaining valuable experience as an intern at TVEyes in Fairfield.
Junior James Davidson, a computer science major from Stratford, said the career fair was the first he’s attended. His goals for the day were to get leads on a summer internship and gain more experience networking and “mingling.”