HAMPTON, Va. (Oct. 9, 2019) — On Thursday, September 26, the Hampton University Career Center hosted its annual career fair for current students and recent graduates at the Convocation Center. Hamptonians filled the building dressed in business professional attire, ready and eager to speak with various companies.
“Each year the staff of the Hampton University Career Center works diligently to provide our students and recent graduates with the wonderful opportunity to be exposed to a diverse group of potential employers. Fortune 500 companies from all over the country attend our career fair because of the high quality education Hampton University students receive here,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.
Recognizing the talent and academic excellence that Hampton University students offer, 117 employers attended the fair, soliciting internships and direct hire positions. Government agencies, corporations, and education institutions from all over the country had the opportunity to acquaint students with their organizations.
“The 2019 Fall Career Fair was open to all Hampton University students and alumni. Based on comments received from employers after the fair, it was a success,” said Bessie Willis, Career Center Director. “The career fair provided an opportunity for alumni and students to network with employers for internship and full-time job opportunities. More than 1600 students attended the fair.”
Each academic year, the Career Center hosts two career fairs – one in September and one in February. Following this fair, the Career Center will start preparing for the next event, reaching out to employers to recruit all majors and alumni.