Experiential Education & Career Services hosted a full docket of career events this fall bringing students the opportunity to meet with, network with, apply for, and interview on-campus. This work wouldn't be possible without the support of our faculty and administration.
A strategic collaboration with faculty and Experiential Education & Career Services ensured strong attendance by students. Hospitality faculty gave specific assignments to students to encourage participation and The College of Culinary Arts faculty provided guided tours to freshman who attended the career fair for the first time.
With more than 160 employers under one roof for the day, it was rewarding to see over 75 of them returning to campus as alumni employers to recruit JWU students. David Salcfas '88 Hotel Manager of the NY Marriott Marquis shared his thoughts on the success of the day with Chancellor Bowen:
We asked a student for her impressions of the day. Charlotte Brecher received her associates in baking & pastry arts and will graduate with her bachelor's in Food Service Management this spring. She has been to several career fairs during her time at JWU. Last Fall, she landed an internship at the career fair and spent the winter term at Bar Boulud in New York City. She had the opportunity to return this summer and worked at both Bar Boulud and Boulud Sud. She has kept in touch with her chef and had the opportunity to meet up with her during the career fair. Charlotte was excited to reconnect with Chef and illustrates a great example on the value of networking and staying connected beyond the internship experience.
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