As students prepare for their futures
after college, St. John’s third annual Career Week lent them a
helping hand in figuring out the specifics.
Career Week is a collaborative effort between
Center and the five undergraduate colleges at St.
John’s University. Themed “Your Future is now. Are YOU
Ready?,” the week is designed to aid determined students in
getting internships and jobs, as well as open up new fields to
students who are unsure of what they want to do.
Twenty-one programs were featured during
Career Week. In addition to the Academic
Internship Fair and Career Fairs, students had the opportunity to
participate in 18 panels and networking opportunities held
throughout the week on issues ranging from professional careers in
medicine, technology, museums and business to instructional
sessions on writing a curriculum vita, interviewing strategies and
The Career Fair, a signature event of Career Week, was held on
October 4, 2011, in Taffner Field House. It offered over
1000 students and alumni, polished resumes in hand
and dressed to impress, an opportunity to connect with
107 employers, including well-known PepsiCo/Frito Lay, City
shore/LIJ, Ernst &
Young and Macy’s,, as well as many more.
Each year, employers come to educate St. John’s
University students about their companies with the goal of
hiring motivated and exceptional students from many different
fields and backgrounds for internships, full-time and part-time
A representative from Esprit noted
that, “we were impressed with the caliber of [St. John’s] students
and look forward to the upcoming site visit.” Students were
equally impressed with the opportunity to network with the
companies attending. One first-year student noted that, “it’s never
too early to start.”
Denise Hopkins, Executive Director of
Career Services, reports that 2042
unique students and alumni participated in the 21
events that ran September 26 – October 4 on the Queens campus.