UConn School of Business Career Fair

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A bustling crowd, nervous laughter and a room full of enthusiastic students, dressed in neat formal attire, waited outside the closed doors of the career fair, held at Marriott in Downtown Hartford at 2:00 pm on the 23rd October 2015. The doors opened and the students rushed in, ready to encounter what they had been anxiously awaiting. The students we equipped with their portfolios and resumes to impress the companies’ HRs and representatives.

The UConn Graduate Career Fair was primarily held for part- time and full-time MBA, MSBAPM and FRM students in their first and second years. Some looking for summer internships and some for full time jobs, the hall was a scurry of students all eagerly anticipating the outcome at each of the stalls.

The fair offered a wide range of companies (25 in number), some of which were – Priceline, Boeing, Aetna, Eversource, ConnectiCare, Target, CVS Health, Cigna and many more. We had the opportunity to talk to a variety of companies, make decisions on what profiles we would like to work as and distribute resumes to the companies we were interested in. It helped us realize the number of opportunities that were present before us. It created a platform for networking, to improvise our conversational skills, collect information regarding an array of companies depending on our area of interest and a chance to meet people who worked in important functions in the company of our interest.

The representatives were patient with their advice and distribution of critical information regarding their companies. Many of whom were surprised at the quality and number of the students who had attended the fair. The Graduate Career Fair was a well-rounded exposure for each student who was present there.