MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Hundreds of hopeful students packed MSOE’s Kern Center on Friday, October 11th looking to get started in a career.
More than 205 employers attended the career fair — the most the school has ever seen. Students networked with businesses and handed out resumes hoping to land internships or jobs.
“Just walk around, talk to whoever you feel like you really want to work for, have a little bit of knowledge of the company and it’s basically a people skills interview,” said MSOE student Neree Croteau.
Students say there are different reasons for wanting either an internship or a job.
“The more experience you get with internships, the more these companies are willing to look for you,” explained Croteau. “For me, as a second degree student, I don’t get a lot of financial aid so a job is a big deal for me to pay off a loan.”
According to a Fidelity survey, graduates face an average of more than $30,000 in college-related debt.
“We try to reassure them that they have the skills and the talent and help them to package that and sell that to the employers,” said Mary Spencer of MSOE Career Services.
Spencer says the career fair is about making connections with potential future employers and standing out among a sea of qualified students.