Students network at full-time career fair

first_imgSeniors seeking full-time employment, and maybe some free water bottles and pens, descended on the Joyce Center and Heritage Hall on Wednesday afternoon for the full-time employment session of the 2012 Fall Career Expo, sponsored by the Career Center. Senior Brett Cavanaugh, a political science major, said the Career Fair was the first step in his job search. “I’m not sure what I want to do next year and I thought this would be a good place to start my search,” he said. “I picked 10 companies that I was interested in … mostly just Arts and Letters companies I liked, [such as] Target, Abercrombie, General Mills, Boston Consulting Group and Finish Line.” Cavanaugh said this year’s career fair was an improvement on last winter’s event. “That fair [last winter] was a little overwhelming, but I got more comfortable as the night progressed, so I feel pretty good tonight,” he said. Cavanaugh said he spent about an hour researching the companies he wanted to speak with at the fair. “I looked at their websites to see what their objectives are, what they stand for,” he said. “I just want to see what’s out there and get my feet in the water, start networking.” Senior Audrey Hayes, a double major in philosophy and violin performance, said she was at the fair to explore her options. “I’m thinking perhaps a path in consulting or graduate school or teaching English in a foreign country,” she said. Hayes said she searched for companies that fit into those three categories in her pre-event research. “[I wanted to see] what their statements are, how they operate,” she said, “[I picked] the ones I thought were the best fit for me.” Her goal for her conversations with recruiters was to focus on her abilities in the workplace, she said. “I would like to reiterate I’m a hard worker and I’m passionate about the things that I do,” Hayes said. “I want to show that [my skills] translate into any kind of field.” Senior Rory Convery, a history major, is a native of Ireland but is looking for a job in the U.S. “I don’t want to leave the country … I need a visa,” he said. “I’m looking at a lot of consulting firms and financial services. I’m considering law school, but consulting I feel is something I could do for two or three years.” Convery said he spoke to friends who worked at companies he liked to get a better picture of their office environment. “I really liked Acquity Group,” he said. “They seemed like a really young, dynamic company, and I know from friends they have a nice working atmosphere.” Convery said he appreciated Acquity Group’s digital strategy for marketing. “It’s cutting edge and helping companies break into the market through the Internet,” he said. Convery said the next step after the fair was about following through with the contacts he made there. “Hopefully I’ll get some interviews and move on from there,” he said. Senior Mike Georgiadis, a chemical engineering major, said he had pragmatic reasons for being at the fair. “I’ve got to work,” he said. “I’m keeping my options open. I’m looking at consulting today, [and will] probably look at engineering companies next week at the Engineering Career Fair.” Georgiadis said he secured an internship thanks to last year’s fair. “[The internship] went well, [but it’s] not really what I want to do with the rest of my life,” he said. “I was working at Hatch, an engineering company. I was looking at power plants and trying to upgrade to reduce their emissions for the EPA rule that’s come out recently.” Junior Lissa Stolte said she got an email from the company she worked at last summer to visit their booth at the Career Fair. She said she was able to speak with the recruiter about her project for McGladrey, a mid-sized accounting firm, this semester. “I’m actually leading an SIBC project for that firm this semester and we talked about that a little bit,” Stolte said. Even though she is a junior, she said the recruiters personally invited her to stop by and say hello. “It was nice to have them reach out because it’s usually the other way around,” she said. “I updated the main recruiter about what I’m up to and gave her my revised resume.” Tonight the center will host its first Internship Fair at the Joyce Center.last_img read more

Holyfield open to Tyson rematch for charity

first_img Loading… Promoted Content7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World Former world heavyweight champion, Evander Holyfield, would fight Mike Tyson again – if his old rival asks. Former heavyweight boxing champions Evander Holyfield (left) and Mike Tyson (right) are looking to fight charity exhibition bouts in their 50s Holyfield, 57, who retired in 2014, won their two previous bouts in the 1990s, including the infamous ‘Bite Fight’ in 1997 when Tyson was disqualified. Both have planned returns for charity and Holyfield said a three-round fight was possible “if he [Tyson] wants to”. “If I ask him it’s almost like me being a bully saying I want to go against somebody I’ve beaten twice,” he added. Holyfield had the last of his 57 professional bouts in 2011 when he recorded his 44th victory with a technical knockout against Denmark’s Brian Nielsen in Copenhagen.Advertisementcenter_img Tyson, 53, who became the youngest world heavyweight champion when he won the title aged 20 in 1986, last fought professionally in 2005 when his 58th contest ended in his sixth defeat, against Irishman Kevin McBride. Asked about the potential of a third fight with Tyson, Holyfield told BBC Radio 5 live: “I don’t want pressure on me that ‘you just want to fight Mike because you know you can beat him’. read also:Westgate makes Tyson favourite over Holyfield in ‘trilogy’ fight “If he hits me I’m gonna hit you back, that’s what boxing is really about. I’m gonna be 58, he’ll be 54, you talk about being in good health and doing things the proper way that respects it. “Anybody that I get in the ring with, if I’m in there with my brother, if he tag me I’m gonna tag him back. If you don’t want me to throw bombs you’d better not throw no bombs.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more