Career & Grad School Fair: “Best…I have been to”
"We're excited with the prospect of pursuing some exceptional candidates that presented themselves extremely well."
Words like these, spoken by a major area employer, are encouraging to Bryan Hughes. Hughes, the employer relations coordinator in UW-Parkside's Academic Advising and Career Center, coordinated the Feb. 20 Career and Grad School Fair to make students aware of job opportunities and potential post-graduate studies.
Bill Lucas of CNH America LLC, the "major area employer" referred to earlier, expects the company's participation to pay dividends well into the future.
"It's been a pleasure to build a mutually beneficial relationship with UW-Parkside over the years," Lucas said. "The time spent at the recent 2013 Career and Grad School Fair certainly added to extending the value we gain from having [the university] here in our backyard."
CNH America was one of 34 companies with booths at the Career and Grad School Fair. They were joined by representatives from 22 graduate school programs. Marquette University Graduate School representative Carl Wainscott came away from the event impressed.
"Best fair I have been to so far," Wainscott stated.
UW-Parkside student Tajai Turner, who plans to graduate with a degree in criminal justice in May, came away from the fair with a better knowledge of what area employers have to offer.
"It allows future college graduates to get to know more about the employers, what they're hiring for, and what they have to offer a UW-Parkside graduate," Turner said.The 2013 Career and Grad School Fair attracted more than 150 students scheduled to graduate in May or December.