Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness Expecting Over 40 Employers for Spring Career Fair


Kelly King, Editor

Averett University’s Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness, or CCECC, is holding their Spring 2022 Career Fair on February 24 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Carrington Gym. Over 40 employers have signed up to be a part of this event giving students of all career paths a chance to network.

“It is important for students of all years to get to know these employers and what they are seeking in a fresh college graduate so that they can prepare,” Angie McAdams, director of career development, said. “It is important for freshman and sophomore students to stop by so that they can meet people and ask any questions they can think of.”

Employers attending this year are offering part-time, full-time, and even internship opportunities to Averett students. The large number of employers attending gives students from all majors an opportunity to connect. Most of the employers attending are from the nearby Danville area, however, some are from out of state. This gives students an opportunity to look for jobs or internships close by or far away. A few of the employers attending are also offering remote jobs based out of states all around the United States.

“If you are nervous and wondering which tables to visit, take a lap around and take a mental note of the companies present,” McAdams said. “Pick at least two or three tables you know nothing about and stop to talk and grow your professional experience. Employers are excited and eager to connect with students of all ages, so do not be shy.”

There is no sign-up form for students this year. They are asked to just drop into the gym whenever it is convenient for them. Students looking to be connected with job or internship opportunities are encouraged to bring multiple resumes with them to hand out. 

Over 150 students attended the previous career fair in 2021, so the members of the CCECC are hoping for over 200 students to attend this year. Stop by the CCECC with questions or contact McAdams at [email protected] or Ryan Taube at [email protected] with further questions.