Career fair offers opportunities for students

Students came to the Career Fair hosted by Career Connections last Wednesday in the Morken Center atrium. They interacted with businesses such as Alaska Airlines, Amazon and New York Life Insurance. Photo by Reland Tuomi
Students came to the Career Fair hosted by Career Connections last Wednesday in the Morken Center atrium. They interacted with businesses such as Alaska Airlines, Amazon and New York Life Insurance. Photo by Reland Tuomi

By Reland Tuomi, Editor-in-Chief

College students nationwide all have one unanswered question: what am I going to do after college? Pacific Lutheran University students are no different, which is why Career Connections offers career fairs for students.

The most recent Career Fair was from 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 in the Morken Center’s atrium.

Businesses in attendance included Alaska Airlines, New York Life Insurance Company and Amazon.

This was the first career fair at PLU Amazon attended.

“There’s a lot of great talent here,” said Seyash Singh, a business analyst for Amazon. “So far, it’s been a good experience.”

Career Connections will host more career fairs throughout the year, and each will focus on different concentrations and majors.

“The target of career fairs is to better align majors with employers,” said Jody Horn, Recruiting and Outreach Manager for Career Connections. “The benefit for career fairs is to provide the opportunity for students and employers to connect and build network relationships that can result in internships or potential careers.”

Many students attended the event looking for internships and opportunities.

“I was really interested in working with Alaska Airlines. I asked them about job shadows and informational interviews,” senior Amanda Brasgalla said. “I think [the career fair is] beneficial because it gives students opportunities to talk to recruiters that might be interested in joining their companies.”

Students can connect to employers through a site called Lute Link as well, where students can connect with alumni in jobs that interest them. It can be found on the Career Connections web page here.

Career fairs in the future will focus on nursing and healthcare, social sciences and arts and communication. For more information, visit the Career Connections website. 🅼

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