Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo Focused on Serving Student Needs
By Colin McEvoy on February 2, 2018
The Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo (LVCCE) is back, and the organizers are taking strides to make sure that it’s more relevant for college students and recent graduates than ever before.
The 17th annual event, which will be held Feb. 28, allows attendees to connect with regional employers for possible internships, volunteer opportunities, and part- and full-time employment.
This year, the organizers have sought to ensure major areas of interest are being met, having studied surveys from the of previous year’s events to see which employers were the most popular and what careers and opportunities interest participating students the most.
“This year we really did a big push to ensure we not only have strong employers like we’ve always had in the past, but also that the students needs and interests are being met,” said Kathleen Barr, Associate Director of Career Development for Experiential Learning at Moravian College, and LVCCE co-chair.
The LVCCE 2018 will be held Feb. 28 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Conference Center at 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville, PA., located off Routes 78 and 100. Registration is still open to employers.
The Expo will feature employers from a wide range of industries, such as health care, computer science, engineering, communications, biotechnology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, and much more. Click here for a full list of participants.
A few examples of participating employers include ArtsQuest, B. Braun Medical, FedEx Ground, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, Lutron Electronics, Olympus Corporation of the Americas, PPL Corporation, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Trifecta Technologies, and Victaulic.
Any student currently enrolled in an Associate, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctoral degree program at a college or university is welcome to attend, as well as recent alumni of such degree programs. Professional dress is required, and a copy of your resume is required for admission, although it is recommended that visitors bring more than one copy.
A student who attended the Expo last year said the event allowed him to meet with potential employers and build essential interviewing skills, according to an anonymous testimonial on the LVCCE website.
“I would call the whole thing a success because it really helped prepare me for the future,” the student said. “I would definitely recommend all students to go. … It is just an added bonus that you get to work on your interviewing skills, and who knows, maybe you will land a position.”
Job seekers from the following member schools will be admitted to the Expo free of charge: Albright College, Alvernia University, Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Kutztown University, Lafayette College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Northampton Community College, Penn State University, and Reading Area Community College.
Students from a college of university that does not appear on the above list can participate for a $5 cash admission. Other requirements can be found here, and general tips for all candidates can be found here.
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