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Opportunities Abound at Career Services Spring Job Fair

April, 2019
  • Pratt Whitney was a newcomer to QCC's Spring Job Fair.
    Pratt Whitney was a newcomer to QCC's Spring Job Fair.
  • A QCC student networks with a potential employer.
    A QCC student networks with a potential employer.
  • QCC students drop off their resumes to companies at the college's annual Spring job Fair
    QCC students drop off their resumes to companies at the college's annual Spring job Fair.

The saying, “build it and they will come” is a familiar one to QCC’s Career Services department.  For the past 10 years the college has hosted job fair and the employers have come. This year’s Spring Job Fair brought in 25 companies from the New England area to meet with QCC students, who stopped by during the three-hour event to drop off their resumes and network with the companies. One company new to QCC’s Job Fair, Pratt Whitney, came all the way from North Berwick, Maine. The company produces aerospace engine parts at the North Berwick facility and is the largest manufacturing facility in Maine. It has locations in Arkansas Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, as well as overseas in Greece, Turkey, China and Singapore.

Pratt Whitney’s Human Resources Client Manager Maggie Miller said there was a lot of interest from students who attended the fair.

“We have many full-time positions in different plants. It is good to get the word out to students and teach them what’s out there,” she said, adding that the company plans to come back to QCC for its next job fair.

Another first-time company to the job fair was Citizens Bank. Shrewsbury Branch Manager Linda Podmostka said the bank was currently only looking for full-time employees.

“We had a lot of students looking for part-time hours, but we did have four potential candidates interested in full-time,” she said. “I’m happy we came here today and I would like to come back.”

One of the familiar faces at the job fair was Wakefly, Inc.. The digital marketing and web development agency has hired QCC grads over the years. The company was on-hand looking for qualified employees to fill a variety of positions that include a junior web developer, web development intern, digital marketing intern and sales intern.

“We have seen a few people of interest,” said QCC alumnus Zack Berridge. Mr. Berridge graduated from QCC in 2016 and began working at Wakefly as a web developer.

Other companies at the job fair included:

  • BB&T Recruiting & Talent Acquisition (Insurance Division)
  • Big Y Foods
  • BNY Mellon
  • Bravo Technical Services
  • Coghlin Companies
  • Continental Pools
  • Department of Youth Services
  • Esler Companies (Renewal by Anderson)
  • FedEX Ground
  • Phoenix Marketing & Advertising
  • Randstad at Hanover Insurance
  • Resourcesoft Inc.
  • ScrubaDub Auto Wash
  • Securitas
  • Spectrum
  • Taco Bell
  • Technical Needs
  • The Center for Autism & Related Disorders
  • The Home Depot
  • Valet Park of America
  • Wegmans Food Markets
  • Westaff