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Nursing, Social Work Career Fair

Rape Crisis Center table ran by Leanne Grimes (left) and Amanda Balner (right).

By Johanna Barnowski, Writer

April 6, 2016

Social work and nursing students had the opportunity to attend the Social Work and Nursing Career Fair on April 6 in the Student Union. More than 30 companies were present from the Northeast Ohio area in the social work and nursing field. Freshmen through seniors attended, as well as some post-graduates. “It’s...

Time to get seasonal at Job Fair

Student talks with representatives from a dining services company.

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2016

Balancing a full load of classes and a full-time job can be challenging and exhausting. To allow students to explore their options, The University of Akron’s Career Center hosted a Part-time and Seasonal Job Fair on March 15 in the Student Union. This free event gave students the opportunity to...

Prepare for the Career Fair

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 22, 2016

Henry Hartman once said, “Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity,” and last week students at The University of Akron prepared themselves for opportunities within the College of Arts and Sciences. On Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) liaisons...

Connections to the career world

Connections to the career world

By Christopher Seifert, Writer

September 24, 2015

UA will host its annual fall Career Fair Week in the Student Union from October 6 to 8.   All students and alumni are invited to attend the fair for free and no pre-registration is necessary. The Career Fair Week is a great opportunity for students to showcase their talents and strengths to potential empl...

Students get sneak peak into what real world offers

Welcome to the Real World graduate panel from left to right: Nicole Puzzuoli, Jordan pana, Kate Penrod, Alex puzzuoli

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 13, 2015

With graduation approaching soon for many UA students, the question of what to do after college has been becoming more apparent. The Akron chapter of the American Advertising Federation hosted an event on April 9 in Polsky Room 567 called “Welcome to the Real World.” This Q & A style event...

New positions posted

By Kelly Unger and Sofia Syed

April 8, 2015

Are you about to graduate in the spring, but unsure of how to find a job? Career Link, a website advocated by the Career Center, recently posted 106 new co-op, internship, and full-time job positions. This useful job e-board is free for students and faculty. Creating a profile on Career Link is...

Internships: Worth or waste of time?

Internships: Worth or waste of time?

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

April 6, 2015

There is one thing that seems to weigh on every student’s mind as they move further into their major: internships. Trying to find an internship is a stressful process for students and the “I” word seems to be a dark cloud that constantly hovers over the student body. College puts this idea in students’...

Recent scams affecting students – What to watch out for in ads

By Sara Syed, Writer

March 31, 2015

In the past few months, there have been numerous reports of students falling victim to dishonest schemes that could possibly leave students in thousands of dollars in debt. These dishonest schemes, or scams, can victimize unsuspecting students. One of the most well-known places where students are...

Grant used to provide new internships and co-ops

March 7, 2013

Gabby Glandorf The University of Akron recently received a little under a million dollars through the Ohio Means Internships and Co-Ops (OMIC) grant. “The goal of the grant is to open up new paid internship and co-op opportunities for students so that they can get real world experience before they go o...

Recession affects jobs for UA students

February 21, 2013

Clare McKee The Great Recession, which began in 2007, eliminated 7.9 million jobs in the United States, according to CNNMoney Online. This affected people of all ages and races nationwide, but it especially impacted the middle class, including hundreds of families in Akron. Such immense job loss highly ...

Spring forward into a new career at fair

February 19, 2013

Gabrielle Glandorf The University of Akron will hold their Spring Career Fair on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Ballrooms. According to Alex Toomey, Assistant Director of Employer Relations, this career fair will be the largest to date with 136 employers present and will...

Finding jobs online possible choice for students

November 29, 2012

Written by: Olivia Arnold The stigma that jobs are hard to come by has overshadowed those that do in fact exist. Every student looks for something different in a job, one primary concern being location. In Akron alone, thousands of various jobs exists. Sites like, and are among the top ...

Internships are the way to go

October 10, 2011

By: Claire Sadler Internships are notorious for giving students the chance to relate their information to real world atmospheres. This makes individuals capable of developing skills which will help them enhance their performance in the workforce. Many students don’t realize how important it is to plan for their future until that day is st...