FGCU to hold part-time job and internship fair
Career Development Services will hold a part-time job and internship fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Cohen Center Ballroom.
“We’re trying to help students find employment,” said Rita Giddens, the career center coordinator.
More than 80 employers will be present at the fair. Most of the employers are located off-campus. However, some employers — like Eagle Dining and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions — are located on campus.
The entire list of the employers can be viewed before the event by visiting https://www.collegecentral.com/fgcu/Student.cfm. Students will need to create an account with College Central Network. The process is free.
“Employers are eager to hire people,” Giddens said. “Most of them come to fill multiple job positions.”
Giddens said employers sometimes offer full-time jobs post-graduation.
“Students should research ahead of time so that they know who the employers are,” Giddens said. “They might have never heard of a place before, but there is no necessary correlation between what [the employers] do and what they want to hire students to do.”
Alyssa Roncaglione, an FGCU communication alumna, attended the fair last year.
“The fair was helpful,” Roncaglione said. “I loved being able to talk to say, ‘Hey, this is what I want.’”
Roncaglione landed an internship with Beasley Media Group in November 2014. She interned there for six months, working on the morning show at B103.9. A week after her internship ended, she was offered a full-time job in promotions.
“I love working here,” Roncalione said. “I’ve never felt more at home. It’s relaxed, but at the same time, I have learned so much.”
Jordan Lansford, a senior finance major with a minor in real estate, attended the fair last year as well. She is employed at Northwestern Mutual, where she initially interned.
“It gave me an opportunity to talk to a lot of businesses and make my pick,” Lansford said.
Regarding salary, Giddens said students can expect anywhere from minimum wage up to $12 per hour depending on the employer.
No dress code is required, but business casual attire is encouraged. Additionally, students are encouraged to bring their resume to the fair.
Giddens said approximately 800 students are expected to attend the event. No RSVP is required for students, but there will be a sign-in table at the entrance.
“It’s a very busy event,” Giddens said. “Students should try to stand out.”