Trade show provides campus introduction to 94 employers
Last week’s career fair was by any normal count a success with a great turnout from students and a total of 94 employers. Participants came to the Multipurpose Center between 10 am and 3 pm to experience the “I Have A Dream” Career Expo.
According to the attendance statistics from the QR codes at the entrance, between 50-70 students were always in the building at the same time. Within the fairs and tables, there were countless internship and scholarship opportunities offered by various companies.
Students looking for scholarships approached Dr. McKenzie, president of the SPGS, who is currently offering several scholarships as well as hosting events around campus.
The Local Persistence in College Scholarship (PICS) is a competitive scholarship geared towards covering the costs of school supplies. Currently, it is only being offered to freshmen and sophomores, with 3+GPAs, who graduated from either Surry, Prince George or Sussex high school.
Students who plan to enter the workforce as police or law enforcement had an opportunity to speak with Capitol Police, local police divisions, and also the Virginia State Police at the Career Expo.
“We are looking for candidates, and we understand the talent here at Virginia State,” Officer Dareick Barr said. “We want to make sure that we have a presence at this career fair to try to offer the opportunities we have with our agency.”
In addition, many school divisions attended the Expo. Chesterfield County Schools, Petersburg City and Colonial Heights City Schools were just a few of the neighboring divisions. Some came as far as North Carolina and Maryland to recruit new educators.
One of the most popular tables attended was the National Basketball Association table. Organizations like the NBA spoke with students who were interested in not only sports communications but the many other jobs associated with their organization.
For anyone who did not attend and is still looking for information, they can visit Career Services in Foster Hall.