by Joan Andrews
South Hills Public Relations Specialist
BOALSBURG — “Success” was the operative word at South Hills School of Business & Technology’s 19th annual Network Career Fair held on Thursday, March 30 at Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg, PA. The event marked the start of the hiring season for South Hills graduates and current students seeking internship and employment opportunities. More than 500 students from the career school’s three campuses (State College, Altoona, and Lewistown) attended the energy-filled career fair.
Ellen Spinelli, Career Services Coordinator, stated, “I was very happy with the results of this year’s event. We had 85 regional businesses in attendance recruiting for a significant number of internships and job opportunities. Many of the companies have participated in the fair for several years and consider South Hills to be a great source of trained workers. The event provided them with an opportunity to describe their internship opportunities to students and to identify potential candidates. Completion of an internship is a graduation requirement for each of the 11 specialized associate degree programs offered by South Hills, with a large number of internships leading to future employment.”
South Hills students receive instruction on how to conduct a successful job search and learn about the importance of networking. The Network Career Fair is an excellent opportunity for them to apply those skills and become comfortable interacting with employers. The process was made easier because many of the company representatives are South Hills graduates that understand what it feels like to be a student looking for new opportunities and can offer advice and support.
Employers interested in learning more about how to participate in next year’s Network Career Fair or how to share employment and internship opportunities with South Hills students or graduates should visit the Career Services for Employers page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.