WVII, WABI cover annual Career Fair
WVII (Channel 7) and WABI (Channel 5) covered the annual Career Fair at the University of Maine. WABI reported students from four University of Maine System campuses attended the fair to meet with 170 different employers. “We’ve had students say, ‘I’ve got an interview scheduled as a result of being at the fair. I’ve made great contacts.’ And if nothing else, they learn about themselves and maybe what opportunities are available for them,” said Crisanne Blackie, director of the UMaine Career Center. Most students attending were juniors and seniors, with some sophomores coming to look for internships, according to Blackie. “We have many faculty that encourage students to attend their first year so that they can get an idea of what’s happening at the Career Fair and they get a little experience and know what to do next year.” About 1,000 students were expected to attend, WVII reported. “It’s a great way to meet professionals and network your way into a potential job or internship,” said Sarah James, a fourth-year student who attended the fair.