Nearly 300 people connect with potential employers at fair

Job/Internship Fair at Lewis University connects close to 300 people with potential employers

Published: February 28, 2014.

Close to 300 Lewis University students and alumni participated in the Job/Internship Fair on Feb. 21 presented by the university’s Career Services Office.

More than 60 employers were on campus to recruit Lewis students and alumni for professional jobs and internships in a variety of areas of study. Participants were able to practice interviewing skills, get valuable advice, and network with organizations in attendance.

Employers at the event included AAR Corp., American Red Cross, ATI Physical Therapy, Illinois Department of Corrections & Department of Juvenile Justice, Naperville Police Department, Peace Corps, Providence Catholic High School, SkyWest Airlines, TCF Bank and Township High School District 211, among others.

Several employers returned to the fair because they have found success in finding quality employees from Lewis University. Last summer, AAR Corp. hired five Lewis interns that served in various departments, such as AAR Quality & Safety; Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul; Corporate HR; Corporate; and Aircraft Turbine Center. Greg Dellinger, AAR Corp. Director of Recruiting, commented about previous interns from Lewis University. He said, “With strong past performance of hiring from the Lewis University pipeline, AAR Corp. understands the incredible value of a Lewis diploma.”

Career Services is committed to helping all students and alumni research, prepare for, and pursue careers in accordance with their development on a personal and professional level. They maximize quality opportunities for those they serve through on-going development of mutually beneficial partnerships with employers, organizations and communities. They also maintain active membership and participation in professional associations, and foster collaboration with University faculty, staff, students, and alumni in the spirit of association, thereby contributing to the holistic success of the students.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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