For those of you whose students are graduating in May or who want to do an internship this summer, it’s not too early for them to start looking into opportunities.
The good news is that there are two great events happening this month right on campus where students can meet with potential employers. Longwood also has a Career Services office staffed with career coaches who offer advice and guidance.
EDUCATION RECRUITMENT DAY
Friday, March 8
Soza Ballroom, Upchurch University Center
Students who are thinking about a career in education can take advantage of this fair, which will bring representatives from more than 70 school districts to campus to talk about jobs in their schools for Longwood students who are graduating and will have a standard teaching license.
Districts planning to attend include Chesapeake, Richmond, Fairfax, Roanoke, Stafford, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Williamsburg-James City County. Some of the districts will also be conducting interviews with potential candidates after the fair from 12:30-4 p.m.
SPRING JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR
Wednesday, March 27
Blackwell Ballroom, Maugans Alumni Center
A variety of companies will be represented at this fair to discuss job and internship opportunities. Even though the event is almost a month away, more than 40 companies and organizations have already signed up.
Among the employers scheduled to attend are CarMax, CapitalOne, the Federal Reserve in Richmond, National Ground Intelligence Center, Enterprise Holdings, Centra and Walgreens.
Both of these fairs are sponsored by Career Services at Longwood, which offers many additional services to help students find jobs and internships.
*Work shadow program with Longwood alumni
*Assistance in writing resumes and cover letters
*Graduate school preparation
*Strategic planning for conducting a job or internship search
Career Services offers walk-in hours, but staff encourage students to make an appointment for a one-hour, one-on-one meeting with a career coach. The phone number is 434-395-2063.
More information is available here: http://www.longwood.edu/career/
Best of luck to your student in their search for a job or internship!