Career fair offers students internships and employment opportunities

 

First-year student Adeline Guthrie speaks with a representative of Crop Production Services at the career fair held at Squires Student Center. 

First-year student Adeline Guthrie speaks with a representative of Crop Production Services at the career fair held at Squires Student Center.

Representatives from 58 organizations were on hand at the 2013 Virginia Tech Fall Focus Career Fair to interview or answer questions from students about potential employment, internships, and job-shadowing opportunities.

“The face-to-face interactions at events like this help get internships and employment opportunities down the road,” said Adeline Guthrie, a first-year student double majoring in agribusiness and agricultural sciences.

Networking with professionals at career fairs can lead to key connections for students, allowing them to bridge the gap between university life and the working world and helping them translate their academic endeavors into professional pursuits.

Guthrie spoke with representatives from Crop Production Services, an agricultural retail supplier at the fair, and laid the groundwork for a potential internship next summer.

“I can’t think of any better way to get an internship,” she said.

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