Fordham University’s Career Services Office is one of the best in the country. The only problem is sometimes students do not take advantage of all the resources it has to offer. Any time you have a chance to come on campus, take a look around you and maybe even step off campus for a walk; you are in New York City where opportunities are limitless! It is hard press to find something you cannot do in the city. This applies for internships and job placement as well.
Career Services holds a myriad of events throughout the year including career fairs (where hundreds of employers set up tables and meet with students looking for work), on-campus recruiting opportunities (where students can interview with employers without having to leave Fordham’s campus), and daily professional workshops that help students develop their resume and cover letter as well as interview and etiquette skills.
As freshmen, many students believe they are too young to start thinking about these employment opportunities, but my answer is that you are NEVER to young to be informed and to start making professional connections. At this point, the professional world is one based on hard work but even more importantly experience and connections. It is crucial to develop and foster relationships with alumni and employer representatives, and Fordham Career Services helps you to do just that.
It is said that “the only people who graduate Fordham without having had an internship, didn’t want one.” I have personally found this to be true. The important thing is being informed, ambitious, and outgoing. Fordham Career Services will do the rest. To learn more, visit the Fordham Career Services website, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @RamsFCA!