Nearly 1,000 University of Southern Maine students and other job-seekers attended the USM 2018 Job Fair, held Thursday, March 1 in the Sullivan Gym on USM’s Portland Campus.
The event, organized by the USM Career & Employment Hub, hosted more than 100 employers from Maine and beyond. Among those tabling were 40 USM alumni who came back to the University to represent their employers and interact with current and graduating students.
"We were immensely pleased with the turnout of the event. While this was my first job fair, I had heard from those that had put it on in the past that it was one of the most well attended to date," said Andrew Osheroff, manager of operations for the Career & Employment Hub.
"Kudos ... go to the Career & Employment Hub team and our student, faculty, and staff volunteers for an extremely well run Jobs Fair last Thursday," USM President Glenn Cummings said Monday, adding that the event was, "a phenomenal success." "Thank you to everyone who contributed and stopped by to make it such a great day."
The annual Job Fair is one of several initiatives the Career & Employment Hub has been working on to connect students to employers and vice versa.
One effort of particular note is the planned creation of a single, coordinated portal by which employers can convey their needs to USM and access USM resources including internships and hiring opportunities, academic programs, research opportunities and more, Cummings said.
WMTW's coverage of the event can be found on their website.