GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – East Carolina University Career Services hosted two career fairs Wednesday at the Greenville Convention Center for both students and alumni.
“We know that our alumni are changing careers and looking at other options, so having alumni attend helps them out a great deal,” said Tom Halasz, the director of ECU Career Services.
The Engineering, Technology, and Management (ETM) Career Fair was held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and the Job and Internship Fair, open to students in all majors, will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Halasz says there were between 1,500 and 2,000 attendees throughout the day.
The ETM Career Fair was open to all students interested in pursuing jobs and internships with organizations having engineering and technology staffing needs.
Representatives from more than 150 local and national employers were on-site to meet with students and alumni at the ETM Career Fair.
The Job and Internship Fair welcomed students of all majors at ECU and featured around 100 organizations in several different industries.
Attendees of the fair in search of internships, part-time and full-time jobs had the opportunity to meet with the organizations, build connections and secure interviews.
On October 17, ECU Career Services will host more than 60 organizations for on-campus interviews with prospective students who attended the career fairs.
Halasz says between 600-800 interviews will be conducted tomorrow.
New this fall, ECU Career Services will launch an application called the Fairs App. The app is designed to enhance the student and recruiter experience by allowing up-to-date information sharing before and during on-campus events.
A map of the career fair is also available on the app to see where organizations will be located.
The Fairs App is available for Apple and Android devices as well as online at go.ecu.edu/fairsapp.
Participating companies at these career fairs include Allscripts, AFLAC, Branscome Inc., Collabera, CTI Towers Inc., Domtar, Enterprise Holdings, Environmental Air Systems, FDIC, Financial Risk Group, Food Lion, Gibson Consultants, Greensboro Police Department, Hampton Farms, Hanesbrands, Insight Global, IFG Companies, JB Hunt Transport, Kohls, Lenovo, Live Oak Brand, Lowes, Meritage Homes, MORSCO, National General Insurance, NetApp, Old Edwards Hospitality, Peter Millar, Phreesia, Sanderson Farms, Sherwin Williams Company, SouthTech Orthopedics, Speedway, SRS Distribution, State Employees Credit Union, United Rentals, Variety Wholesalers, Varonis, Weyerhaeuser, and Youth Villages.