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Spring Career Fair Hits Loyola

Photo By: Zarije Asani

Ready to spring into a new career or internship? Last Tuesday, February 21, Loyola’s Spring Career Fair helped current and alumni students do just that.

The Career Development Center at Loyola University Chicago hosted the annual Spring Fair, a university wide career event, in the Gentile Center. 550 students attended. 105 employers including Dyson, Apple, Target and State Farm mingled with perspective interns and employees.

Marty Gahbauer, employee relation’s coordinator at Loyola, thought that this year’s turn out for both students and employers was a record.

“There is absolutely no other place where you are going to be able to talk with this many employers in one fall swoop,” says Gahbauer.

He emphasized that having all these employers under one roof is a great use of a student’s time.

Prior the event, Gahbauer and the Career Development Center sought out quality employers that are well respected in the business community. These companies, according to Gahbauer, are looking for full time or internship spots to fill.

Gabe Perez, a communication student at Loyola, finds career fairs fun. He approaches them with an open mind. Gabe likes hearing people’s opinions, and learning about companies.

Lydia DeCoud, freshman at Loyola, felt overwhelmed when she first walked in. Her main goal was to experience the fair. Lydia says, “If I find companies I like, I will get their business cards, and e-mail them.”

Madeline Gordon, recruiter for Photogenic Inc., came to this career fair because Photogenic receives a lot of online applications from Loyola students, and they wanted to see students in person.

“We look for people with clean, easy to read resumes that are tailored to the position, and have qualifications similar to the job,” said Gordon. She hoped to get good hires from the fair.

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