Waynesburg University’s Pathways Center hosted its first-ever Business Job and Internship Fair for students Wednesday, Nov. 8, on the third floor of the Stover Campus Center. A total of 72 students from a variety of majors were in attendance.
The Business Job & Internship Fair allowed business, computer science and communication students to network with professionals in their area of study, gain insight into future career opportunities, and even leave with a job or internship offer for some students.”
Though the event was open to all majors, students majoring in areas of business, computer science and communication were strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to present their resumes and speak with representatives within their fields.
“The Business Job & Internship Fair allowed business, computer science and communication students to network with professionals in their area of study, gain insight into future career opportunities, and even leave with a job or internship offer for some students,” said Samantha Pete, academic services coordinator at Waynesburg University.
Faculty members from the Department of Business Administration worked in tandem with the Pathways Center to identify business contacts to invite.
Thanks to their hard work, students were able to communicate with representatives from a wide range of businesses, which included the Commonwealth of PA; FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division; First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Greene County; First National Bank; Holsinger, P.C.; Internal Revenue Service; Lally & Co., LLC; Lifetime Financial Growth; MassMutual Pittsburgh; Mon Health; Northwestern Mutual; Pinnacle Consulting & Recruiting; Pittsburgh Fellows; PRO ZONE: The Agency; S.R. Snodgrass P.C.; Sasser Restoration; Schneider Downs & Co.; The Binkley Kanavy Group; Vector Marketing; Waynesburg University’s Graduate and Professional Studies; and West Virginia University and Waynesburg Army ROTC.
“Overall, the fair was a big success,” added Pete. “Many employers commented on how well-prepared and professional that our students were, and it was nice to see so many of them thoroughly engaged in conversation throughout the event.
“I am also sincerely grateful to the Business Department faculty for their support and enthusiasm for the fair. As the Pathways Center has seen with the Criminal Justice fair, it is the dedication and hard work of the people involved that make these events successful.”