Career Fair Leads to Over 300 Job Interviews for Monterey Institute Students and Alumni
The Monterey Institute Career Fair, organized by the Center for Advising and Career Services, has turned breaking records into a habit. After setting a new record for employer participation in 2012, the fair this year smashed the record for the number of job interviews for students and alumni seeking employment. “The employer response to Career Fair 2013 shows not only the market need, but also the quality and popularity of our students and graduates,” says Career and Academic Advisor Jeff Wood.
Close to 400 students and alumni of the Monterey Institute and Middlebury College presented their skills and experience to the over 100 organizations participating in the MIIS Career Fair 2013 on March 8, including Driscoll’s, eBay, Facebook, Kiva, Omprakash and the U.S. State Department. Intrigued by resumes and first impressions, the employers scheduled more than 300 follow-up job interviews with candidates from MIIS. “I interviewed over 15 people on the Saturday!” said one thrilled employer and added that she offered eight students positions. Another happy employer said: “We thoroughly enjoyed the 2013 MIIS Career Fair, and we are impressed with the talent we are now interviewing.”
Plans are already underway for Career Fair 2014 to be held on Friday, February 28.
Photo shows Renata Skersyte (MBA ’10), one of over two dozen MIIS alumni recruiting at Career Fair 2013