Career Fair Offers Employment Opportunities for Students
October 14, 2016
Forty-nine employers in a wide range of fields including healthcare, education, law enforcement, nonprofit, and media were on hand for a Career Fair held in the Wellness Center at The College of New Rochelle on Friday, October 7, 2016. Organized by the Office of Career Development, the fair gave students and alumni the opportunity to connect with organizations seeking to fill part-time and full-time positions, as well as internships.
Rachel Carpitella of the Greenburgh Nature Center in Scarsdale, NY, came (along with a box turtle and ferret) seeking applicants for animal museum and sustainability internships. “We’re looking for students with coursework and interest in green business practices, economics, science, and nonprofit administration,” she noted. The Center also offered an internship workshop at CNR in September.
NYPD Officer Chris Jackson sought recruits for the New York City Police Cadet Corps. “All academic majors are welcome,” he said. “We’re looking for students from the five boroughs of New York who will serve as a positive influence on their peer group and community. Seventy percent of our cadets go on to become officers once they’ve been through the program.”
Calvin Kendrick, a representative for the Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers (and adjunct instructor for the School of New Resources John Cardinal O’Connor Campus), sought applicants for early childhood teaching positions and internships. “We already have three recent hires from the College,” he said, noting that employers value practical work experience like internships, in addition to strong academics.
Freshman nursing student Jennifer Salazar SNHP’20 stopped by after class to apply for per diem nursing assistant opportunities. “I spoke to people from Phelps Hospital and I’m going to check out Montefiore Medical Center next,” she said. “It would be great to get med-surg work.” Alumnus Manuel Mendez SNR’16 attended the fair seeking a position in communications, public relations, or media. He spoke with representatives from NBCUniversal’s “The Maury Show” and the US Navy, among others.
“I’m grateful to have had the assistance of so many College departments in executing this large recruitment event,” said Mariela Torres, director of the Office of Career Development. “More than 100 students who attended had the opportunity to connect with potential employers and take the first steps in shaping their professional lives.”