Written by: Nikole Hunt, Talent Acquisition Partner
On October 21, Howard University School of Communications Program hosted their 8th annual Communications Job Fair in partnership with the Council of PR Firms. I had the pleasure of attending, as well as participating as an exhibitor and in one of the panel discussions.
This fair has students coming from over 20 colleges to meet with companies to learn about their business and career opportunities. Exhibitors ranged from broadcast to communications agencies to print and online publications.
The panel discussion that I participated in primarily consisted of PR agencies, and the objective was to inform the students of the types of job opportunities we have available, and how they can get noticed and get ahead of the business. The panelists echoed that having and being able to articulate a point of view, showcase creativity, research the organizations of interest, and build a network of professionals will only help you propel your budding career.
This trip was especially exciting, as we debuted some of our new marketing materials. We received great feedback from the students and from other exhibitors who ere interested in finding out what WE is all about.
This is the second time I’ve attended the event, but the fifth time WE has participated. WE has made a few great hires from participating in this career fair, and we value our partnerships with both the university and the Council.
It was great chatting with students, and meeting and reconnecting with colleagues—I mean, who wouldn’t love spending a little time in our nation’s capitol? I even got to give a shout out to Honest Abe; he says “hello” by the way.