On Wednesday, May 24, Goodwin College’s Career Services team hosted its Spring Career Fair at 195 Riverside Drive on the main campus in East Hartford. With more than 140 Goodwin students and graduates participating, the annual event continues on track to become one of the most strategically critical to student success.
Representatives from 35 companies and organizations met with Goodwin students to discuss their career goals and future job opportunities. A variety of industries were represented at the Career Fair including manufacturing, human services, healthcare, education, business, private and public safety, environmental, and more.
“The Goodwin College Alumni Association was also in attendance and provided a launching pad for alumni to stay involved with the Goodwin community upon graduation.” notes Stephanie Hertz, Career Specialist/Placement at Goodwin.
In preparation for the event, students and graduates met with the Career Services team to practice their job networking skills, perfect their resumes, and review information that would help them stand out to potential employers. Career Services also hosted a number of workshops and “Lunch & Learn” sessions throughout the spring that prepared students and graduates for success at the Career Fair.
As a career-focused school, Goodwin College is committed to providing frequent opportunities for students to network and establish professional relationships related to their chosen fields. Career Fairs enable Goodwin students to meet with potential employers and put their networking skills to the test. One of the hallmarks of the services provided by Goodwin is that alumni may return to the College for additional support throughout their professional lives or as they transition to future employment opportunities.
“The Career Services team is very proud that the employers acknowledged that our students and graduates were well prepared and professionally engaged,” said Patricia Shaw, Goodwin’s Career Services Director. “A number of our students walked away with useful contacts and opportunities.”
To learn more about Career Services at Goodwin College, go to https://www.goodwin.edu/career-services/.
Goodwin College is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin College was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.