Students Network with Employers at Spring Career Fair

March 23, 2017

Tansey Gymnasium was bustling with activity on March 16 as students met with potential employers at the 2017 Career Fair, organized by the Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development.

Employers representing 150 organizations met with students to discuss potential co-ops and job opportunities, as well as résumé-improving techniques and interview skills.

“I want to work for a company that has a good team dynamic, and this is a great way to find out which employers have that,” said Jarrett Knox, BEE ’19.

Wentworth alumni represented many employers at the event.

“When I was a student here, the career fair was extremely valuable in helping me figure out what was available to me,” said Marissa Gallo, BSCM ’16, an assistant project manager at Trinity Building + Construction Management Corp.

“Coming here is very helpful for us to gauge interest in our company and help steer students toward working with us,” added Matthew Kilty, BSCM ’94, president of Trinity. “Wentworth is a great source of incoming candidates.”

For many students, the fair offers a good introduction to the world of networking.

“[It’s] a great environment to learn about and meet with companies that I may end up with once I graduate,” said Pranali Jadav, BCS ’19. “Events like this remind me of how good the opportunities are here at Wentworth.”

Companies representing a wide range of industries attended at the fair.

“This is really a great networking opportunity for everybody,” said Nick Durkee, BCE ’11, a project manager at Sienna Construction Corporation. “Students get to meet employers and learn exactly what we want. We get to find hard-working students and talk to alumni who work at competing companies. It’s hard to pass that up.”

The event was sponsored by BOND Brothers Inc., Bowdoin Construction Corp., Dacon Corporation, Electric Supply Center, PROCON Inc., South Coast Improvement Company, TG Gallagher, and the Wentworth Alumni Fund.

—A.J. Martin

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