Each day features different industry-specific employers
The Towson University Career Center is ready to help students with their futures as it hosts the 2021 Fall Virtual Career Fair Week from Sept. 28–Oct. 1.
Virtual Career Fair Week will offer four industry-specific events starting on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Students can find part-time, full-time and internship opportunities and network with more than 170 potential employers.
Students can register now in Handshake for the fairs and sign up early for employers’ pre-scheduled, 1:1 or group sessions. Students can also attend a Career Fair Week Student Prep Session on Friday, Sept. 24 at noon. They can also get their resume reviewed by emailing it to expresshours AT_TOWSON
After the success of last spring’s Virtual Career Fair Week, the TU Career Center wanted to provide another event for students and employers to safely and comfortably interact.
“This summer, the Career Center surveyed students and employers, and a virtual modality made the most sense for everyone’s health, safety and comfort,” says Manette Zinkand, the Career Center’s associate director of external relations.
“Plus, Handshake’s virtual fair module is super user friendly. Students’ ability to schedule their individual or group session times with employers guarantees focused interactions and quality networking opportunities for future employment.”
This fall, there are currently 174 registered employers—63 more than last time—including Amazon, Kennedy Krieger Institute, T. Rowe Price, The Public Defender Service for D.C., FBI, GEICO, Space Telescope Science Institute, the National Institutes of Health, Mercy Medical Center, National Security Agency, E.W. Scripps Company, Morgan Stanley, T. Howard Foundation, Art with a Heart and Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
More employers are expected to sign up before the start of the week. The huge turnout is not a big surprise for the Career Center, as they know just how impressive TU students are to potential employers.
“Employers are signing up in record numbers because they want to hire our students and alumni,” Zinkand says. “Our students have earned a widely known and well-deserved reputation for being hardworking, dedicated and talented professionals who are committed to this region.”