The Klein College of Media and Communication held its first in-person Career Fair since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic. For the past three years the Career Fair has been held online due to the COVID 19 pandemic. 59 employers attended the event to connect and discuss possible opportunities with students. The employer line up included 6ABC, The Philadelphia Inquirer, TEGNA, and more. The event ran from 11am-2pm in the Howard Gittis Student Center with 450 students in attendance. Josslyn Howard, an anchor and reporter, at WGAL8 said, “Everybody here has amazing questions to ask and they really seem passionate about going into the industry.” Students looking for internships and jobs were able to have their resumes looked at by potential employers.
Some students who experienced both the virtual career fair and in person career fair expressed their opinions. They conveyed that while the in person career fair allows you to connect with more employers, the online allows for more one on one time with employers. Lu Ann Cahn, Director of Career Services at Klein, spoke on the differences of planning the event. She said “there’s a whole lot of things that go into planning a real, in person career fair that you just don’t have to worry about in a virtual, but it’s much more fun.” With over 20 percent of Klein students attending the event it’s safe to say that the shift from virtual to in person has been a success.