160 Solutions for Students Seeking Employment and Internships

Career Services and Office of Residential Student Services's Part-Time Employment and Internship Fair will take place on Sept. 20.

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160 Solutions for Students Seeking Employment and Internships
Image of Cougar Walk, the location for the Part-Time Job and Internship Fair
Jean Gardere

Seeking part-time employment or internships? On Sept. 20, Career Services and the Office of Residential Student Services will be hosting the Part-Time Job and Internship Fair on Kean University’s Cougar Walk. 

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., current Kean students and alumni will have their moment to network with over 160 potential employers and secure new internships or part-time employment positions. 

Because of the sheer amount of employers that will be in attendance, Gianna Rodriguez, a career ambassador for career services, recommends that interested students bring several copies of their resume. 

“Students who attend this event can definitely expect a variety of employers to be there," said Rodriguez. 

Employers attending the fair include:

  • Accu Reference Medical Lab
  • Columbia Bank
  • FDM
  • FedEx
  • Horizon Healthcare Staffing
  • New Jersey Civil Service Commission
  • Star Hospitality
  • The Bloomfield School District
  • The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office
  • The Morris School District
  • and many, MANY more!

Students can RSVP for this event ahead of time on Cougar Link. Students can also register on the College Central website for career opportunities. Reserved and registered pupils should receive alerts reminding them of the date and time of the event.

In addition to being an ambassador, Rodriguez is a junior at Kean University studying speech language hearing science. She spoke on the importance of the Part-Time Job and Internship Fair. 

“The importance of an event like this is definitely to just make it easier for students to find work,” said Rodriguez.

Finding employment through the internet can be time consuming and, as Rodriguez shared, students seeking employment may run into fraudulent websites looking to steal sensitive information from them.

“Through the fair, you’re networking and making connections with so many different employers and you’re actually seeing them in person,” said Rodriguez.

Another benefit of the fair that she brought up was that employers get to see your personality, something that could not be done as well through a digital application on a website. 

Finding jobs and internships can be tough. Finding them as a busy college student or recent graduate? Even tougher. It is the hope of the organizers of the Part-Time Job and Internship Fair that the process will have been made easier through attending this fair.