If you are an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, or a recent college graduate still looking for a job, then it’s a must to attend the College 2 Career Expo at Rentschler Field on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in East Hartford, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Labor and HSEP (The Hartford – Springfield Economic Partnership) this 11th Annual College 2 Career Expo is free and completely wide open to all college students and recent grads. Although the majority of the 600 to 1,000 attendees that come each year are from the Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield – Boston, Massachusetts regions, if you are a college student from the tri-state area, then you’ll be glad you attended.
It’s well-worth the effort to make it to this expo because over 50 employers from the “Knowledge Corridor” are recruiting college students and recent graduates for several professional and technical career opportunities across a broad range of fields and industries. Some of the companies attending are TM Technologies, Frontier Communications, The State Department of Revenue Services, CDW, Prudential Financial, MTU Aero Engines North America, Waterford Hotel Group and Quest Global.
Muhammodu Giwa, a Communications professional with the Connecticut Department of Labor, said that what is particularly great about the College 2 Career Expo is it “allows students to explore career paths that they might not have considered before. For example, one graphic design student was unaware that hospitals and manufacturing facilities are looking for her skills. This expo opens the door to new possibilities for these students. Plus, this event is one-stop shopping for them because all of the companies are in one expo location. The College 2 Career Expo also helps the business community to hire talented individuals, especially within the Connecticut and Massachusetts areas.”
The Connecticut Department of Labor is also offering Free LinkedIn Profile Critique & Free Resume Critique professional services at this event.
For a full list of participating companies attending, visit the Upcoming Connecticut Career Fairs section on The Connecticut Department of Labor’s website and click on the blue Companies Attending button for the College 2 Career Expo.
Location details: Rentschler Field in East Hartford
Date: Wednesday, October 22nd
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission to the 11th Annual College 2 Career Expo is free for all visitors and no registration is required for college students and recent graduates.
Written by Alicia Sakal for Examiner.
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