BY: ALEX WEAVER
The Klein College of Media and Communication held its annual Internship and Career Fair on Tuesday. Upwards of 70 employers came out to offer full time jobs, along with summer and fall internships to students. Over 500 students participated in the fair: a record number for the event.
Lu Ann Cahn, the Director for Career Services at Klein College, emphasized that the department has been putting more effort into career development, which it hopes to showcase at the fair.
“Employers were ecstatic, and that means a lot to us,” Cahn said. “They said students were prepared, they were passionate, they presented themselves well, and they looked good. All of that feedback means that things are going well.”
The fair wasn’t only for those fully prepared to enter a career.
Nicholas Gibson,a sophomore at Temple, has never had an internship. He referred to himself as a “rookie,” admitting that he was anxious about the event.
“I have a background in visual arts,” Gibson said. “I recently changed to SMC to do PR, so I’m just trying to get the feel of everything and see what’s going around. I’ve never really done anything like this so I think [nervousness] is a usual feeling.”
Becky Festa, a recruiter for Philadelphia Magazine, said students aren’t the only ones that gain something from the fair.
“We benefit very much, we usually get 70 percent of [our] interns from this event,” Festa said. “I love coming here; it’s a really great way for me to recruit interns.”
The Klein College Internship and Career Fair was an opportunity for students to network with employers and potentially acquire an internship or an entry-level full-time job.
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