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R-MC Hosts Career, Internship & Graduate School Fair

Sep 20, 2017

10/9/17

Career, Internship and Grad School FairThe Edge Career Center at Randolph-Macon College hosted a Career, Internship & Graduate School Fair on September 28, 2017 in Brock Commons. Employers recruiting for full-time jobs and for internship opportunities in a variety of industries and professions were on hand to talk to students, and representatives from several graduate schools were also in attendance.

Getting The Edge
R-MC's Edge program is a comprehensive four-year program that focuses on personal and academic development and provides graduates with a competitive advantage when competing for jobs and top graduate schools. The Edge also offers students the opportunity to connect with business leaders and the college's dynamic alumni network and provides a wealth of internships throughout the year.

Opportunities + Connections
Jessica Majkowycz, assistant director of employer relations and internships for The Edge, says the Career, Internship & Graduate School Fair offered students the opportunity to meet and talk to employers, and to put into practice the networking skills they've learned at workshops and events offered by The Edge.

"This year's Fair—with 51 employers and representatives from graduate schools, and 88 students in attendance— was certainly a success," says Majkowycz. "It was wonderful to have so many resources for students available in one place, and it was especially great to connect alumni with current students. Alumni are some of our best ambassadors. We're very grateful to everyone who participated in this event."

Alumni Participation
The following alumni attended the event, where they networked with current undergraduates, discussed career paths within their respective companies, and recruited for full-time and internship opportunities:
Nicholas Powell '17 (Aerotek), Matthew Wyman '14 (Buckeye International, Inc.), Sarah James Snead '16 (CrossOver Ministry), Lauren Vugteveen '16 (Delta Automation, Inc.), Robert Baxter '17 (Owens & Minor), Benjamin Carroll '07 (Hanover County Sheriff's Office), Peyton Lucas '16 (Hanover County Sheriff's Office), Andrew Parham '11 (Hometown Realty), Steven Schemmel '99 (Hometown Realty), Kevin Currie '01 (Hometown Realty), Addison Cooper '16 (CoStar Group), Tiffany Myers '08 (KPMG), Seth Frazer '07 (KPMG), Tabitha Butler '17 (Meridian Senior Living, LLC), James Robinson '14 (Stryker OnSite), John Webb '13 (TEKsystems), Jordan Schmeer '17 (TEKsystems), Allison Golightly '06 (Verizon Wireless), and Alison Boyd '90 (Wings of Hope Ranch).

Positive Feedback
Majkowycz says that feedback about the Fair was positive all around.

"Students told us that the 'face time' afforded during the Fair was invaluable in helping them network, learn about companies and connect with job opportunities," she says."In an age when there are hundreds of applicants vying for a single job, that face-to-face interaction with a recruiter at a career fair is critical. This sentiment was also echoed by employers. We look forward to future events, and we encourage students to take advantage of all that The Edge offers."

The Randolph-Macon Edge
At Randolph-Macon College, everything's connected. Our curriculum challenges students; our Edge career program turns skills into action. With an extraordinary education and the help of faculty advisors, coaches, and alumni, preparation for success begins the moment students set foot on campus. And it never ends: The Yellow Jacket connection continues long after graduation. Alumni serve as mentors. Faculty continue to encourage and inspire. These partnerships last a lifetime.

The Edge, a personalized, comprehensive four-year career preparation program, provides students with a competitive advantage with their career or graduate school goals. The Edge takes students from résumé-building to networking opportunities to careers. Yellow Jackets learn how to be leaders, thinkers, and communicators, and they can put it all into practice with a tailor-made internship—essential experience in today's competitive world.