Expo gets mixed reviews

The Civic Center is home to sold-out concerts, and also home to FAMU’s annual Career Expo, which was held Monday.

The Expo, which was originally for Sept. 15, was rescheduled because of Hurricane Ivan was a success for some students.

“I had a great experience. All of the companies I interviewed with had great presentations,” said David Benson, 23, a business administration student from Westchester, Penn.

But, others said that remnants from Hurricane Jeanne on Monday were one of the drawbacks of the Expo.

“This career expo wasn’t the best that I have been to since I have been attending FAMU’s career expos.” said Cemere James, 21, an engineering student from Philadelphia. “Half of the companies I was expecting weren’t here because of the weather.”

Whether or not there was bad weather, companies still came to see what FAMU had to offer.

“Because we are based in Melbourne, we know that we are going to have a lot of bad weather to travel through. But, we enjoyed coming because we have met qualified candidates and we are definitely keeping their resumes,” said Julie Jansen, Human Resources Director of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Defense.

The Expo, which attracted a diverse group of companies, was very helpful to some.

“This expo was very beneficial to me. I got a chance to talk with employers, get information and even leave my resume,” said Lauren Stovall, 22, political science and business marketing student from Detroit.

Contact Tera Hodges at famuannews@hotmail.com

The Career Expo on Monday was the first Expo of the semester