Students and employers came together for the annual Spring Job and Internship Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. yesterday in Emerson Suite A.
Hosted by Ithaca College’s Office of Career Services, students were able to network and submit resumes for internships and jobs with 43 employers.
John Fracchia, associate director of Career Services, said the employer turnout was “average” compared to other years but still large considering the state of the economy.
“One of the things we’re trying to get students to understand, particularly seniors and graduating students, is that there are still jobs,” he said. “You [have to] use your networking resources, but the economy hasn’t ground to a halt.”
Dean Burke, the supervisor of the Albany Division of the FBI’s Foreign Language Program, said students who talked to him at the event will have a better chance of landing a job within his department. Applicants still have to apply on the FBI’s Web site to be considered.
“I told [the students] that if they apply to the Language Division and they call me, that I will personally pull their application and call them in for testing — guaranteed,” he said.
Sophomore Gavin Cote said the event was set up and run well and that the employer tables were easy to navigate through.
“Everything is clearly labeled so it makes it really easy to sort of pick what things you might want to go see so you don’t have to stop at every single table,” he said.
Junior Horia Farcas said having the businesses on campus in one place made internship hunting easier.
“They came to us instead of me going to them,” he said. “It was really convenient.”