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Career Fair Offers Students Opportunities

Nikaya Johnson

October 19, 2012

CU Senior Brittney Young with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Human Resource Representative Meaghan Morris.

CU Senior Brittney Young with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Human Resource Representative Meaghan Morris.

Nearly 30 employers attended Cheyney University’s 2012 Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Marcus Foster Student Center.   The event, held in the 2nd floor auditorium, was free and open to Cheyney students and the public.  Students, armed with their resumes and dressed professionally, looked for great opportunities and benefits in both internship and career choices.
Many of the company representatives said that they look for someone who has strong people, communication and written skills.  They also look at how students present themselves and seek someone who is dedicated.


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Human Resource Representative Meaghan Morris said; “commitment to your school work shows me how committed you will be in your position here at CHOP.  Any type of work listed on your resume is also important.”


Senior Brittney Young is very interested in pursuing a career with CHOP. “Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a lot of career opportunities for a communication major, such as myself,” Young explained. “They offer Public Relations and Marketing.  It was exciting hearing all the new things they are trying to create for possible employees.”


AT&T’s Mike McFalls, Director of Staffing for the Northeast, shared his thoughts on what his company looks for in a prospect.    “We look for upcoming graduates, someone who has leadership drive,” McFalls explained. “We want someone who is looking for a career and not just a job.”


Career Fair Organizer Ruth Brice, CU’s Center for Career & Professional Development Director, said it’s imperative for students to network and take advantage of career fairs offered on campus.  “It’s important to remember that companies all need a variety of skills to run their business.  From accounting to technology, there are opportunities for the right person.”


Some of the industries represented at the fair were government, education, law enforcement, military, retail sales, health, banking, and transportation.


CU’s next career fair will be held in Spring 2013. Be sure to bring your resume, dress professionally, ask questions, share your career goals, be assertive, and always share a smile.