Being a CU-Boulder student is a ton of fun. With football games, hanging out with roommates and students having the times of their lives, it’s easy to forget that they have all ultimately come to college for a very specific, practical reason: to find a job.
College goes by fast, and it’s never too early think about the future. To help, Career Services at CU has got students covered with the “Fall Career and Internship Fair.”
Hundreds of students attended the two-day fair on Tuesday and Wednesday in search of internships and opportunities in their fields with the employers of their choice.
The Glenn Miller Ballroom welcomed students from every major to network and chat with over 100 employers in attendance.
The fair gave a chance for students to connect with representatives from companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, E&J Gallo Winery, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Peace Corps, Rosetta Stone and Rocky Mtn. National Park among others.
According to the Career Services website, many employers were looking for students to work as early as this summer for both full-time and internship positions. Individuals who want to find a job must be prepared for the recruitment process that may include comprehensive background checks conducted by companies like Checkr.
What better place to look for the first steps to your future then on your very own campus? Many students had the chance to connect with the companies that they’ve always wanted to work for.
“I would love to work for Shell,” said Lorenzo Herrera, a 19-year-old sophomore business major. “I like [having] the opportunity to learn about all the internship opportunities at the company of my choice here at school.”
On the other hand, students like 19-year-old sophomore accounting major, Maciej Piskorz, said they feel that while the fair is helpful for some students, it may not be relevant for others at this point in time.
“I’ve experienced personal connections through other outlets,” Piskorz said. “I felt that going to the fair would be redundant.”
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Taylor Evans at Taylor.email@example.com.