Saint Anselm Holds 44th Annual NHCUC Career Fair

April 3, 2018

By Brayden Rollins '21

With the spring semester in full swing, the Career Development Center (CDC) has several events lined up to assist students in obtaining internships, jobs, and other opportunities. The largest of these events is the 44th Annual New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC) Career Fair, which takes place on Thursday, April 12 from 2 – 5 p.m. in Saint Anselm College’s Sullivan Ice Arena.

More than 85 employers from a variety of industries will be in attendance to speak with students about internship and job opportunities available at their organizations including City Year, Eastern Bank, Elliot Health System, FBI Boston, NH State Police, Office of U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan, The New England Center for Children, Transportation Security Administration (TSA/DHS), and WB Mason. For the complete and most up-to-date list of employers visit bit.ly/HireAnselmian.

The NHCUC is a collection of public and private institutions whose mission is the advancement of higher education in New Hampshire. The annual career fair is the largest of its kind in New England, with attendees from 21 schools.

Last year, there were over 100 organizations offering opportunities for post-college career growth present. The CDC encourages all students regardless of their class year to attend the event to network, job and internship search, and/or become familiar with industries and organizations.

The Career Fair will offer a LinkedIn Photo Booth for professional headshots. There will also be three stations staffed by career professionals to help students with “Developing an Elevator Pitch,” “Career Fair Follow-up,” and a “First-Time Tours” for students who have never attended a career fair.

In preparation for the event, CDC staff will hold extended evening drop-in hours on Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10, from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Coffee Shop. These will be in addition to normally scheduled drop-in hours (Tuesdays 1 – 4 p.m. in the Coffee Shop and Wednesdays 1 – 4 p.m. in Davison). Students are encouraged to wear professional attire and bring multiple copies of their resume to the fair.In addition to the NHCUC Career Fair, the CDC has a number of other April events.

On April 5, representatives from the financial organization Northwestern Mutual will be on campus to answer questions and even provide interviews for certain positions. Later in the month, Lindy Evans, director of executive compensation at technology and defense leader Raytheon, will offer drop-in hours and insight on how to transition from college student to employee within specific career interest.

The CDC offers a wide range of resources to further students’ higher education and preparation for the workforce, ranging from helping with resumes and cover letters, to offering individual career advising, or providing networking opportunities with employers and alumni.

Upcoming Events

EIR – Verizon Wireless
Wednesday, April 4
Multicultural Center
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Accepting a Job Offer
Wednesday, April 4
Living Learning Center
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Northwestern Mutual Information Table
Thursday, April 5
Coffee Shop
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Preparing for the Career Fair
Friday, April 6
Joseph 110
12:30 p.m.

Cookson Strategic Interviews
Tuesday, April 10
Joseph 001
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Internship Information Center
Wednesday, April 11
Joseph 110
12:30 p.m.

NHCUC Career Fair
Thursday, April 12
Sullivan Arena
2 – 5 p.m.

College to Career
Friday, April 13
Joseph 005
12:30 p.m.

Northwestern Mutual On-Campus Interviews
Wednesday, April 18
Bradley Common Room
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Internship Information Session
Monday, April 23
Joseph 010
3:30 p.m.

Drop-ins with Lindy Evans
Friday, April 27
Coffee Shop
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Lauren Campiglio, assistant director of career advising, contributed to this story.