The Career Center at Centenary College hosted a Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 30, which more than 25 local, regional and national employers attended. Over 200 students and alumni attended to obtain job leads from employers and establish a connection with the various companies that were represented.
Some of the participating employers included: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), New Jersey Transit, Coyne Public Relations, the Creative Group, Embassy Suites, the New Jersey State Police, the New York State Police, the United States Secret Service, RoNetco Supermarkets and Northwestern Mutual and Alternatives, Inc.
“I am very pleased with the response from our participating employers, as well as our students and alumni who attended,” says Michael Iris, Director of Career Services at Centenary College. “It is providing opportunities like these for our students and alumni that make the Centenary experience complete.”
This opportunity was one that was plentiful for Criminal Justice majors. There were eight employers at the Fair that were seeking individuals interested in entering that field. Twenty-two students conducted mock interviews with faculty members, Dr. Norman Cetuk, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, and Christopher Linne, Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice in their Senior Seminar class before the event.
For some, the Career Fair was a homecoming. Heather Rottner, a May 2011 Centenary graduate, represented Coyne Public Relations as Account Coordinator at the Fair with her colleague Jennifer Mosesku, Human Resource Associate. Coyne Public Relations has 17 years of award-winning client services and won the 2009 Midsize Agency of the Year Award. The agency also is a multiyear winner of “Best Place to Work in New Jersey” by NJBiz.
“It was exciting to return to Centenary as a recent alumna in my new capacity as a public relations professional,” says Rottner.
The Career Center is planning their Spring Career Fair on April 17, 2012. For more information about participating as an employer, contact Michael Iris at 908-852-1400, ext. 2394.
The Career Center is reaching out to Centenary Alums asking if you would like to have your profile and photo be featured on our new TV displays in the Career Center.
We want photos of our alums in their workplaces highlighting your success and providing inspiration to our students and visitors to the Center. A photo of you at your desk or next to a sign with your companies name (inside or outside) would be perfect. We would also include your name, class year, job title, and company name on the photo.
If this is something that you would be interested in please contact Michael Iris, Director of Career Services for more information.
Michael Iris, firstname.lastname@example.org 908-852-1400 Ext. 2394
The First Opportunity Career Fair will allow you to explore careers options and clarify career goals; identify your professional strengths and weaknesses; discover employment opportunities that may not be advertised; expand your professional networks; practice and build confidence for job interviews and access the most up-to-date career information.
From Graduation to Corporation: Free Public Career Networking Event
The Alumni Relations and Career Services Departments at Centenary College will join forces to host a Career Networking Event at 7 p.m. October 11, 2011, in the Front Parlors of the Seay Building. Free refreshments will be available as of 6:30 p.m for attendees. This event is free and open to the public.
From Graduation to Corporation will be conducted by 30-year corporate veteran Andy Teach. After graduating from Rutgers College, Teach began his career working for two advertising agencies in New York City. After that, he worked at a major television/motion picture studio in Los Angeles for over 20 years, where he was most recently Vice President of Network & Cable Research. He is the author of a career advice book for college students and recent graduates that bears the same name as this presentation and is currently lecturing at colleges and universities. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the National Speakers Association. In addition to his passion for giving career advice, Teach is also passionate about travel, as he has visited all seven continents. For more information about Teach, please visit his website at www.andyteach.com.
“This is a great opportunity to bring this resource on-campus for our students and alumni, but we also felt that it was important to open it up to the public,” says Michael Iris, Director of Career Services at Centenary College. “Being able to network effectively is an essential attribute to have in today’s economy and attending workshops such as these can be beneficial in one’s professional development.”
For more information or to R.S.V.P. for this event, please call 908-852-1400, ext. 2167.
Afternoon Career Center Open House Tuesday, September 6 · 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Stop by and visit our new Career Center in the Seay Building next to the new Student Center! We will have some food and some prizes too! Check out all the great stuff we have for you to use and we are here to answer any questions regarding résumés, Work-Study, Interviewing, Internships, Networking, and so much more!
May 19, 2011 - Attending the ribbon cutting for Centenary College’s new Career Center are, from left: Dorian Alu, Career Services Coordinator at Centenary College; Michael Iris, Director of Career Services at Centenary College; Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite, Centenary College President; Nancy Brown, Director of Constituent Services for Assemblyman John DiMaio’s Office; Warren County Freeholder Jason Sarnoski; and Hackettstown Mayor Michael Lavery.
“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself; you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you’ll have more success than you could possibly have imagined.” — Roger Caras
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