Students EXPOsed to career opportunities

Alec Fernandes

City College provided career opportunities for students during its annual Career Expo on April 13, giving hope to those feeling under-qualified and lacking confidence in the current job market.

More than 200 people attended the event hosted during Career Awareness Month.

Students interested in finding employment gathered around various booths representing local companies and vendors. A wide range of organizations was present to offer students different career opportunities, from the U.S. Marines to Panda Express.

Joseph D’Ambro, a student services assistant at City College’s Transfer/Career Center, said the goal this year was to make sure the organizations focused more on accommodating students and less on promoting their companies.

“We build on it a little bit each year,” D’Ambro said. “This year we’ve really focused on students by providing internships and entry level positions. Local and private universities (were) also here to help students further their education.”

D’Ambro said the universities show up yearly, but otherwise there were many first-time arrivals. City College’s Psi Beta Club promoted careers in psychology during their first appearance at the Career Expo and CBS Radio was also a new addition to the event.

“This year we have about 40-45 organizations attending,” D’Ambro added.