Why You Should Attend This Week’s Career & Internship Fair
Eavan Matz ’14 Recalls How the Career Center's Fair Helped Her Land an Internship
Eavan Matz ’14, a management major, admits she had no expectations of landing an internship when she attended last year’s on-campus Career and Internship Fair, hosted by the College’s Career Center. Her decision to attend, however, was the first domino in a series of events that resulted in her summer 2013 internship with Tiffany and Co., a three-month position she called, “one of the best experiences of my life.”
For students considering employment after graduation – umm, that’s everyone – Matz called it “a no-brainer” to attend this week’s second annual Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, March 20, from noon to 3 p.m.
More than 45 employers will be in Johnston Hall to talk with students and recent alumni about upcoming opportunities for full-time, part-time and internship positions. For a full list of attendees, visit www.moravian.edu/career.
“This is an opportunity students and young alumni shouldn’t miss,” said Amy Saul, associate dean of students and director of career development. “There will be organizations and employers on hand with opportunities fitting students from every academic area. Whether you are interested in an internship or employment with nonprofits or large Fortune 100 companies, there will be plenty of options available. We encourage students to visit our website, review who will be in attendance, and make sure to drop by Thursday afternoon.”
Matz believes there are multiple benefits to attending the fair, including ample networking opportunities. “It's all about who you know right?” Matz pointed out. “Well, the more employers that you talk to, the more people you get to know. I have also been fortunate enough to make contacts at these fairs that may not have positions available, but can either recommend me to someone else, or have offered to help me strengthen my resume and cover letter. Today, it doesn't hurt to take all of the help you can get!”
All it takes is an open mind and a few resumes. Plus, don’t forget to say thank you.
Students just need to keep an open mind and consider that these fairs are a great way to get themselves out there, and we don't even have to leave campus to do it.”
– Eavan Matz ’14
After landing her internship in New York City, Matz recalls she later found out how she distanced herself from other candidates. After striking up a conversation with the Tiffany’s representative on campus, who would later become her boss, Matz typed up an email and thanked the rep for her time.
“I obviously had to go through a series of interviews and other logistical stuff to get the job, but that email that I sent showed her that I was serious about pursuing the internship, and that I was professional,” Matz recalled.” It’s little things like that, that our Career Center really stresses, and we sometimes forget how heavily employers weigh those kinds of things.”
Considering the Career and Internship Fair is right on campus, Matz believes there is no excuse for missing it.
“Students just need to keep an open mind and consider that these fairs are a great way to get themselves out there, and we don't even have to leave campus to do it,” she said. “It couldn't be any more convenient.”
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