Students, Businesses Show Up in Droves for Career Expo 2013

March 21, 2013  |  by Michael Freedman

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It turns out there was a positive to the temperature peaking at 34 degrees on the first day of spring: Attendance was up significantly at this year’s Career Expo, as compared to 2012 when students were basking in the glow of a surprise stretch of summery weather.

Students, dressed to the nines and armed with resumes, flocked to the Castellani Art Museum yesterday afternoon, anxious to shake hands with employers representing companies that ranged from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Hard Rock Café. The 40 organizations were looking for soon-to-be Niagara graduates to fill full-time, part-time, summer and internship positions.

Organized by NU’s Office of Career Services, the event was open to all majors.

“Career Expo 2013 was a great event,” remarked Robert P. Swanson, director of career services. “There was a wide variety of employers and twice as many students attended, compared with last year. Both students and employers were overwhelmingly positive in their comments. One recruiter said, ‘The student turnout and preparation was outstanding. We even felt a little embarrassed by our own appearance and presentation.’”

Below is the list of the agencies that attended the event:

  • AFLAC
  • Artpark & Company
  • Bedore Tours Inc.
  • Cheektowaga Police Department
  • Citi
  • ConServe
  • Duplicating Consultants Inc.
  • FBI
  • Fetch Logistics Inc.
  • First Investors Corporation
  • GEICO
  • Girl Scouts of WNY
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Home Depot
  • Ingram Micro
  • J.B. Hunt Transport
  • KR Communications
  • Leonard’s Express Inc.
  • Life Technologies
  • LoVullo Associates Inc.
  • Mass Mutual Buffalo
  • Mowhawk Global Logistics
  • New York Air National Guard
  • New York State Police
  • Niagara University Graduate Admissions
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets
  • Old Fort Niagara Association
  • P&A Group
  • Praxair Inc.
  • Prudential
  • Rivershore Inc.
  • ROAR Logistics Inc.
  • Summit Educational Resources
  • Target
  • The International Institute of Buffalo
  • Total Tan Inc.
  • Travelers Insurance Company
  • Walmart Logistics
  • YNN – Your News Now

To learn more about the job and internship support offered by NU’s Office of Career Services, please visit www.niagara.edu/career.

For additional photos from the Career Expo, please click here.