Opportunities abound for students at expo

Prestigious corporations showed up at the Leon County Civic Center Wednesday to recruit students during the Florida A&M University Spring Career Expo 2007.

Delores Dean, director of the FAMU Career Center, stressed the importance of this particular expo.

“This expo officially kicks off job recruiting,” Dean said. She explained that this expo could lead to full-time jobs, internships, co-op and summer internship. “They also lead to on-campus hiring, second-level interviews and ultimately job-employment,” Dean said.

FAMU graduate Theodore Goyins was present representing Regional Finance Corporation, a financial institute, which operates out of Birmingham, Ala.

“I have 40 to 50 resumes, and the one-on-one contact from these expos makes an applicant standout,” Goyins said.Boeing, Abercrombie & Fitch, GEICO and Johnson & Johnson were among the corporations represented.

Andre Burgin, 21, a fourth-year business administration student wasted no time meeting company reps. “I feel like me meeting these people and being able to interact with them gives me an edge towards getting hired,” Burgin said.

Many of these companies are looking to diversify themselves, by hiring from more minority groups. Goyin recommends that FAMU students take advantage of the opportunity of big corporations targeting black institutions, such as FAMU.