Students encouraged to attend fair

Looking for a job, internship or graduate school opportunities?

Career Services is hosting a Career and Graduate School Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, March 20 in the Spartan Athletic Complex. Students will have opportunities to talk with a variety of recruiters, enter to win prizes and have free LinkedIn photos taken.

The Alumni Association will provide free popcorn and there will be an Equity Bake Sale in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Numerous companies and schools will have booths including Liberty Mutual, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport, Enterprise Rent A Car, Vermont Country Store, Fastenal, Northwestern Counseling and Support Services, Vermont Air National Guard, Peace Corps, Vermont State Police, Vermont Law School, Clarkson University and Eastern Tennessee State University.

Renée Beaupré White, director of Career Services, encourages all students to attend, dress to impress, and bring current copies of their résumés. 

“This is an ideal time to learn about a variety of career and graduate school opportunities and network with recruiters. Recruiters love coming to campus and talking with our students. Many return each year due to the hiring success they have,” she said.

Rob Coloutti, graduate in the class of 2016, visited the career fair last year. This year, he is once again attending the fair, but this time as a recruiter with F.W. Webb Company.  Coloutti admits he had “no idea what to expect” when he attended last year’s fair.

He said went with an open mind and spoke with various representatives about their opportunities. The next day, he said he received a call inviting him for an interview.

Within a week – and six weeks before graduation – he had landed a position with F.W. Webb Company.

Coloutti said he strongly recommends current Castleton students, regardless of major or class year, go to the fair “to talk with employers and build relationships.”


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