By Shayla Simmons
Students of Tennessee State University flocked to Kean Hall where the 2016 Career Fair was held, hosted by the Career Development Center.
With more than 135 companies making an appearance, students of all kinds took full advantage of the opportunity. Equipped with resumes in hand and dressed to impress, aspirants flaunted their achievements to hopefully land a career opportunity after graduation or an invaluable internship opportunity.
Most students were at least vaguely aware of the present businesses before arriving at the fair; making a beeline for the companies of their choice once they arrived. Derrell Cook, a freshman mechanical engineering major, was most looking forward to meeting with recruiters from Microsoft, General Motors, IBM, and Dell.
Senior Ebone Harris, a health science major, placed Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Hospital Corporation of America, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center high on her list of priorities.
When asked what was thought of the Career Fair the response was positive across the board. “I feel like it was a great opportunity to practice networking and create those relationships,” said Lee Smith III, a junior political science major.
All students left with high hopes for future opportunities!