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April 16, 2013

Career Fair Offers Bridge to Your Future

Every year, dozens of employers come to St. Francis College in hopes of meeting their next employee or intern. And every year, students come away with opportunities that could provide the key to their future success. It’s also an important tool for networking.

Ewa Opala, Marion Altamirano-Alanis, Ewelina Gorecka

Ewa Opala ’12, a Psychology major, knows first hand how powerful networking can be. She learned about the Young Adult Institute (YAI Network) from the Career Center and had met with a recruiter. “The Career Fair was a day after my interview, and I was fortunate enough to meet again with the YAI recruiter. I thanked her for her time and asked about her contact information. A few days later, I was offered an individual interview and then offered a job as a Community Training Specialist.”

This year, the 7th annual St. Francis College Career Fair is on Wednesday, April 24th in the Genovesi Center from 10 am to 2 pm.

The fair is an opportunity to speak with employers face to face and learn about various companies and career opportunities.

Julianne Sarrantonio ‘12, an Education major, met with Eden II Programs at the 2012 fair. “They worked with special needs children, and being that I was going to work towards becoming a certified teacher, I felt that their company could potentially give me some experience in that field of work.” She was hired to work one on one with a child to assist with his learning needs. “I owe this particular success to what I learned from the career center and attending the fair,” said Sarrantonio who is now pursuing her Master’s Degree in Education at Brooklyn College.

The employers at the Career Fair represent a range of fields from nonprofit and government to private businesses. But no matter who they are, they all expect students to come prepared.

All students should:

  • Dress Appropriately in Business Attire
  • Bring Multiple Resumes
  • Research Companies Ahead of Time
  • Practice Your Pitch

The Career Center will review resumes before the Fair in Room 2311 by the elevators near the Volpe Lounge.

“Naomi [Kinley, Director] and Cheretta [Robson, Assistant Director] are amazing at what they do,” said Ewa. “They both helped me with my resume and gave very helpful tips regarding my group interview.”

For more information about the 7th Annual Career Fair visit

Above Photo: Ewa Opala '12 with Marion Altamirano-Alanis '12 and Ewelina Gorecka '12.

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