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2015 CCI Job and Internship Fair

Job Fair 1Forty-five employers took advantage of the opportunity to meet and recruit students at the annual CCI Job and Internship Fair orchestrated by CCI Director of Internationalization and Outreach Sam Swan and CCI Center for Career Development Consultant Leslie Poynter.

A total of 212 students came to the event held on the concourse of Thompson Boling Arena (TBA). Media companies, for-profit corporations, non-profits, and government agencies were represented at this year’s fair.

Students received instruction on how to prepare for the event including: how to dress for interviews and resume preparation. A number of the employer representatives were CCI alumni.

Internships have become increasingly important and popular with students. Each year a number of ambitious sophomores and juniors attend to find out about internships and to learn more about job search preparation.Job Fair 2

One of CCI’s Land Ambassadors commented that it was her second year to attend; the first year was a scouting expedition and the current year was a targeted, focused exercise to find the best employment opportunity.

“Any organization interested in participating at our next fair is welcome to contact me for details,” said Swan. “We have a number of employers that come back year after year because of the success they continue to have finding highly qualified interns and graduates from CCI to hire (samswan@utk.edu).”

“I make it a point to visit with most of the employers during CCI’s Job and Internship Fair, and I’m always gratified by the high praise CCI Job and Internship Fair employers give to our students,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth. “This is a testament to our wonderful students and to the great job our faculty members do to prepare them for life after college.”