Career Fairs are for CLAS Majors!

One of the greatest things about having a liberal arts and sciences degree is the endless amount of career opportunities that are available to you! On the same hand, one of the most overwhelming things about a liberal arts and sciences degree is the endless amount of career opportunities that are available to you. With so many options and career paths to choose from, it can often be difficult knowing where to start your search. Lucky for you, the Center for Career Development is here to help!

Join us on September 25th and September 26th for the All-University and STEM Career Fairs taking place in Gampel Pavilion from 11:00-3:00.  Close to 300 employers will be in attendance between the two days to provide information on their companies as well as current career opportunities. Having a liberal arts and sciences degree gives you a strong transferrable skillset that comes in handy across industry lines and the employers hiring CLAS majors may surprise you! Here is just a small sample of a few employers you may like to visit:

Carousel Industries (attending the All-University fair on September 25th)– Carousel designs, delivers, manages and supports enterprise and mid-market level technology solutions. This includes managed services, mobility, visual communications, A/V integration, virtualization, unified communications, and data infrastructure solutions. We also supplement our client’s teams as needed with onsite technical and engineering support. Our solutions integrate the best applications from the best technology providers and are designed to create a competitive advantage for our client.

Pfizer (attending the STEM fair on September 26th)– Pfizer strives to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world’s best-known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. We collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.

Spectrum (attending the All-University and STEM fairs)– Spectrum is committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Spectrum is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect 25 million residential and business customers in 41 states.

This list is just a small sampling of the employers who will be attending the fairs. Be sure to review the full list in Handshake. Even if a company you are interested in isn’t recruiting specifically for your major at the fair, that doesn’t mean they don’t have opportunities for you at their company. Lockheed Martin, for example, will be attending the STEM fair on the 26th but is also accepting applications on their website for the Communications Leadership Development Program (LDP) and Human Resources LDP. Even though these positions may not be marketed at the fair, approach the company anyway and lead off by highlighting the transferable skills you have that would make you an asset to their team. You’ll never know unless you try!

By Kristen Soprano
Kristen Soprano Career Consultant Kristen Soprano