Another Successful Career Fair in the Books

4,869 students attended the fall 2019 career fair sponsored by The David J. Joseph Company. That’s 11.3% more students than in 2018. This year, the event spanned two days with the addition of the STEM career fair. 298 employers attended and Millet was once again full of driven students looking for internships and full-time jobs. 

Ellie Fiskio, Miami alum and recruiter for Textron, expressed why the company recruits at Miami. “We’ve had a lot of successful Miami alum. People from Miami like Textron and we like having them come to us. The business school alone is one of the top business schools and a good reason to come here but all the alum we get are great.” 

Textron is a global multi-industry company involved in aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses. Textron was recruiting for full-time and internship positions in HR, IT, finance, accounting, supply chain, marketing and sales and more.

A notable achievement from this year’s fair is that attendance from the College of Creative Arts was up 15% compared to very low attendance in 2018. Attendance from the Farmer School of Business was up 11% and attendance from the College of Arts and Science was up 3.6%. 

Due to the addition of the Stem Fair, attendance from the College of Engineering and Computing was up 31.8%. 

“We’re excited about the talent at Miami. Students here bring a unique business perspective to innovative technology consulting. The people here have strong experiences that supplement the technology consulting experience,” stated the VP of HR for Capegemini Invent.

Capegemini Invent is a global company working in consulting, technology services and digital transformation. This year was the company’s first time at Miami’s career fair. 

The Center for Career Exploration and Success implemented a first-year experience table several years ago which allows for first-time attendees to get a tour of the career fair from CCES staff. This year, freshman attendance increased by 43% and sophomore attendance increased by 41.2%.

There were 1,098 next day interviews held, as well. CCES has been diligent in helping students realize that career fair is for everyone, not just certain majors or years.

Look for our other fairs held throughout the year to help students in different industries, such as the Sport Career Exploration and Networking Expo, the Architecture + Design Career Fair and the Teacher Job Fair.