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FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2017
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BERKELEY COLLEGE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI BUILD PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AT CAREER FAIR IN WOODBRIDGE
Photo Caption A: Nearly 120 students and alumni gather for a career fair held at Berkeley College in Woodbridge, NJ, on June 7, 2017, to learn more about opportunities in a variety of professional fields.
“In today’s digital age, people can just upload their resume to career websites, but the face-to-face interaction is still valuable for us as potential employers when meeting with students,” said Matt DiBartolomeo, University Relations Manager, Hackensack Meridian Health, during a career fair held at Berkeley College in Woodbridge, NJ, on June 7, 2017.
Nearly 120 students and alumni from Berkeley College had the chance to interact with professionals in fields ranging from paralegal to fashion merchandising, marketing to criminal justice, management to health services, and everything in-between. Representatives from more than 30 organizations throughout the Northeast filled the hallways and classrooms to share information about career opportunities that could potentially meet attendees’ interests and skill sets.
“We look for candidates with integrity and a willingness to serve their communities,” said Shawneir Collier, Police Officer, Philadelphia Police Recruitment Unit. “We reach out to New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland to give people a chance to learn more about opportunities with the Philadelphia Police Department.”
Photo Caption B: Representatives from Hackensack Meridian Health’s University Relations division (left) and the Philadelphia Police Department Recruitment Unit (right) meet students and alumni during a career fair held at Berkeley College in Woodbridge, NJ, on June 7, 2017.
For many potential employers in attendance, the career fair provided a way to give aspiring professionals a better understanding of what careers in their areas of interest actually entail. “Television sort of skews what the real world in law enforcement is like,” said Reginald Johnson, Agent, Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office. “At events like these, I get to not only show people the reality of how some crimes are solved, but also introduce them to all the different areas of law enforcement.”
Gregory Spruill of Somerset, NJ, graduated from Berkeley College with a BS in Legal Studies in 2015. After gaining years of experience as a detective with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Mr. Spruill went back to school to transition into a career as a paralegal. “This career fair feels very welcoming, and is providing a lot of resources that help me transition between fields within the legal system,” he said.
“We tell our students and alumni to let employers at career fairs get to know you as a person,” said Rovena Passero, Career Counselor, Berkeley College Career Services. “Tell them what you are looking to do, and find out more about their organization. That rapport is important to building relationships that will lead toward internship and career opportunities.”
Photo C: Representatives from retail store Champs Sports (left) and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office (right) meet students and alumni during a career fair held at Berkeley College in Woodbridge, NJ, on June 7, 2017.
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.
Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
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