Edinboro University students explore regional career fairs

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 4:35 PM

The Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Job and Internship Fair (WestPACS) took place March 15 in Monroeville outside of Pittsburgh. Additionally, the Edinboro Career Expo was held March 21 in the Frank G. Pogue Student Center.

Featuring over 200 employers, the WestPACS Job Fair took place during EU’s spring break, as to not compete with classes. The event took place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Monroeville Convention Center. The website states the fair is the largest internship fair in the Pittsburgh region. The event was free to students and alumni who pre-registered, or $10 at the door. A resume and professional attire were required for entry.

Edinboro University held their Career and Graduate School Expo on March 21. The expo began with a panel discussion, titled “Careers in Healthcare: Graduate School, the Workforce and Beyond.” The panel focused on life after obtaining a degree, navigating a career in healthcare, interviewing best practices and the future of healthcare.

Taking place from 1 to 3 p.m. was the Health, Human and Public Services Major Fair for exploratory students, which gave students of any year and major a chance to speak with representatives from academic departments.

The Health, Human and Public Services Career and Internship Fair took place from 1 to 4 p.m. This featured local and large name employers in the healthcare, human services, counseling, social work, education, criminal justice and public service fields.

Also from 1 to 4 p.m. was the Graduate School Fair. Schools in attendance included Edinboro University, Duquesne University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Salus University, Mercyhurst University, Clarion University, La Roche College, Penn State Behrend, Gannon University and Bloomsburg University.

Those who pre-registered and attended the event were entered to win a $100 gift card from the campus bookstore. Keep an eye on the events page for additional career and internship fair opportunities.

Anna Ashcraft is a managing editor for The Spectator. She can be reached at eupnews.spectator@gmail.com. 

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