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

Bea Mountain Maintain Lead in 2nd Division

first_imgThere was no change in the top four of the Orange-sponsored Liberia Football Association (LFA) second division national league following Tuesday’s (April 30, 2019) matches.Defending champions Bea Mountain maintained their lead with a 2-1 win over Bristol FC in Kinjor, Grand Cape Mount County. Musa Kebbay and Michael Smith, whose father Kaetu Smith is the club’s coach, and also former Liberia coach, scored for the Mountaineers before Lewis Yarkpah reduced the tally for Bristol.Barrack Young Controllers (BYC-II) remained second, eight points adrift, following a 1-1 draw with fourth-placed Mighty Blue Angel, who are 10 points behind the leaders in Unification Town, Margibi County in game one.BYC’s Aflah Allison was sent-off in the 94th minute by center referee Koffa Doe, who also gave BYC head coach Mouctarr Fofana a marching order for entering the field and using abusive languages.Srimex FC, who were in the drop zone before kick-off, moved a step above relegation with a 3-2 win over Tony FC in game two.Gardnersville FC beat Muscat FC, whose Michael Dennis was sent-off in the 74th minute, 2-1 in Kakata, Margibi County. Rock-bottom Junior Professionals drew goalless with Sanniquellie-based Heaven Eleven in Nimba County.And at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS), Freeport FC narrowly defeated and kept Samira FC in relegation with a 3-2 win in game one. Jai FC held unto third place following a 2-2 draw with Mighty Barrolle in game two.Barrolle’s Pape Joseph was sent-off in the 23rd minute, while Jai’s Victor Greene saw red in the 71st minute.The four-goal thriller was watched by former House Speaker Alex Tyler, who is now Barrolle president, Youth and Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson, and former Liberia coach James Salinsa Debbah, who all played for Barrolle.Unification Town Mighty Blue Angel 1VS BYC-II 1 Srimex 3 VS Tony 2 ATS Freeport 3 VS Samira 2 Barrolle 2 VS Jai 2 Sanniquellie Heaven IX 0 VS Junior Professionals 0 Kinjor Bea Mountain 2 VS Bristol 1 Kakata Gardnersville 2 VS Muscat 1.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Contracted Chinese companies employ over 2000 Guyanese – Ambassador

first_imgWith some 20 Chinese companies contracted in Guyana and the creation of jobs for more than 2000 Guyanese, Chinese Ambassador Cui Jianchun has stated that Guyana has benefited from these and many other initiatives birthed from strong bilateral relations between the two countries over the years.Ambassador Jianchun was at the time speaking at a reception held to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year and Spring Festival on Wednesday evening. The event, which was held at the New Thriving Restaurant, Providence, East Bank Demerara, was a collaboration between the Chinese Embassy and the Chinese Association of Guyana.During his remarks, the Chinese diplomat noted that this New Year is not just the Year of the Pig but a year of auspiciousness and happiness. He noted that the Chinese Lunar New Year is very traditional, which is all the more reason to celebrate it.Reflecting on achievements of the Asian country over the years, Ambassador Jianchun posited that China continues to be a frontier nation in many spheres especially in health care, infrastructure and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).He noted that China continues to demonstrate, through concrete actions, its sincerity and resolve to build a global community with a bright future for everyone. On this note, he mentioned the role China has played in some of the major developmental projects in Guyana; such as the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project and the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.“China and Guyana inked a MoU of Cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, providing a solid platform for higher level of pragmatic cooperation between the two sides… Currently, there are more than 20 Chinese companies investing or engaged in various contractual projects in Guyana, providing more than 2000 jobs for the local people,” the Chinese Diplomat posited.The Ambassador went on to highlight the various bilateral programmes from which Guyana has benefited and continues to benefit from. These include the Chinese Medical Brigade and scholarships. He added that some 183 Guyanese received training in China or locally during last year alone, with an additional 14 Government scholarships granted.“I believe that the Government and people of Guyana are fully aware of the tangible benefits of China and Guyana friendship and diplomatic cooperation… This year marks the 47th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Guyana… It is my dream that we can elevate the mutually beneficial cooperation to a high level and bring more benefits to the people of the two countries,” Ambassador Cui asserted.Meanwhile, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in brief remarks also lauded the fruitful bilateral relation the two countries have shared. He said the relationship between the two countries has reminded unbreakable and solid over the years.Nagamootoo posited that Guyana is looking forward for the continuation of these relations with China which has seen Guyana benefiting in the areas of public service, health and security.During Wednesday’s reception, which was attended by several Government Ministers, Opposition members, members of the diplomatic corps and business community among others, the gathering was entertained by several traditional Chinese performances.last_img read more

Tiranga Yatra rally flagged-off

first_imgThiruvananthapuram, Aug 23 (PTI) A Tiranga Yatra rally was today flagged-off at the Sainik School at Kazhakootam here as part of the countrys 70th independence day celebrations. The rally, being held under the aegis of Sports Authority of India, was flagged-off by Governor P Sathasivam, at a function held at the school. State Power and Devaswom Minister Kadakampalli Surendran, presided. Air Vice Marshal G Amar Prakash, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration, HQ Southern Air Command were among those present. The function was organised to instill a spirit of nationalism and to create awareness among the youth about the contribution of freedom fighters who fought for freedom from the British rule. The yatra commenced from Sainik School and ended at Lakshmibai National College for Physical Education (LNCPE), Kariyavattam. Hundreds of participants representing various Schools, NCC, Kerala Police, Army, Navy, CRPF and trainees from LNCPE participated in the rally. The Governor inaugurated the rally by handing over the tricolour to former world amateur boxing champion KC Lekha and D Biju, Arjuna awardee and an ace badminton player who in turn led the rally. PTI JRK BN KUN DKlast_img read more