August 2010 Special Issue • Center for Student Professional Development
Springing Forward Spring
Connection links students to dozens of employers
More than 450 Fox School undergraduate students
networked with 54 employers at the Center for Student Professional
Development’s (CSPD) annual Spring Connection.
Held Feb. 17 in Mitten Hall, Spring Connection
links employers with students who are seeking summer internships or full-time
positions. The format of the event resembles that of a reception and allows
students to meet with employers in a more intimate, face-to-face setting to
“This is not your typical career fair,” said Megan
Panaccio, CSPD’s associate director of corporate relations.
Prior to Spring Connection, participating students must
revise their resumes and learn interview techniques through CSPD so they are
fully prepared for the three-hour event.
“It just gets straight to the point,” said Tim
McCaffrey, a marketing major who spoke with companies such as Pepsi and Wawa
about marketing, sales and management positions. “Here’s what you need. Here’s
the next step. This is better-suited for a business event.”
Many of Spring Connection’s participating employers
brought Fox alumni from their companies who helped with recruiting and
described a day in the life of an employee.
A total of 66 employers visited the Fox School for
on-campus interviews through CSPD in 2009-2010 – a 10 percent increase from the
prior academic year. Those employers scheduled 31 percent more interviews and
interviewed 719 students, or 19 percent more than last year.
ARE YOU READY
TO KICK OFF THE FALL 2010 RECRUITING SEASON? CSPD will host the Senior
Accounting Internship Reception on Thursday, September 23.
Reception is a fall networking
event to promote your organization and discover a diverse source of
fill full-time permanent positions. This is your opportunity to network
Fox graduating seniors (August & December 2010 & May &
from 14 business majors.
Internship Reception is open to those employers recruiting Junior
May & August 2012) Accounting majors for 2010 spring and summer
organization is interested in attending the CSPD fall recruiting events,
contact Megan Panaccio at 215-204-8095 for additional registration information.