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Largest Job & Internship Fair, Career Fair for Educators scheduled for April

The Office of Career Services at Bridgewater State University is hosting more than 150 employers during the month of April at two signature events designed to help students find entry-level jobs and internships with businesses, school districts and organizations throughout the commonwealth.


More than 100 employers representing a broad spectrum of professional fields will attend the annual Bridgewater State University Job & Internship Fair on Thursday, April 14, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To accommodate demand by employers wanting to attend the fair in addition to students, the fair has been moved to the Tinsley Center, 325 Plymouth St.


Meanwhile, more than 50 school districts will participate in the annual Education Career Fair on Wednesday, April 6. This event provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to meet and network with school districts in advance of the typical hiring period. 


Both fairs are open to the general public, students at other college campuses in the region and alumni in addition to current BSU students and the campus community.


The number of businesses and organizations represented at this spring’s Job & Internship Fair has nearly doubled from a year ago. In addition to those in attendance, resume collections for several dozen companies not in attendance will be available.


Entry-level career opportunities as well as internships in accounting, aviation, banking/finance, human/social services, communications, technology, sales, customer service, retail, insurance, sciences and management will be available. Most positions are looking for candidates with a four-year degree or a minimum two-year degree.


Many of the companies, such as State Street, Enterprise Rentals, Meditech, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, South Shore Mental Health, have been recruiting candidates for years at the Bridgewater State University event, said Laurent Troland, assistant director of career services.


For details about participating businesses and organizations, visit Professional dress is recommended. Attendees are encouraged to research organizations prior to the event and to bring plenty of resumes. Bridgewater students and alumni can have their resumes reviewed by career services staff.


While the fair’s primary audience is third- and fourth-year students, first- and second-year BSU students are also encouraged to attend to look for internships as well as gain experience at job fairs by inquiring about professional opportunities.


Education Career Fair


At the Education Career Fair, an employer panel will offer expertise on the job search process starting at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Dana Mohler-Faria Center for Science & Mathematics, Room 120. This year’s panel, moderated by Mary Ann McKinnon, associate dean of the College of Education & Allied Studies at Bridgewater, will include: Robert Perkins, associate principal, Brockton High School; Lisa O’Keefe Trainor, human resources director, Franklin Public Schools; and Celeste Hoeg, principal, Carlos Pacheco Elementary School, New Bedford Public Schools.


The Networking Fair will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Rondileau Campus Center Ballroom. Candidates should bring plenty of resumes and dress in professional business attire. This event is free and open to current students, alumni and the public. The event concludes at 7 o’clock.


Participating schools include: Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School, Alma del Mar Charter School, Atlantis Charter School, Avon Public Schools, Beacon ABA Services, Belmont Public Schools, Boston Preparatory Charter Public School, Boston Public Schools, Boston Renaissance Charter Public School, Bright Horizons.


Brookline Public Schools, Canton Public Schools, Cardinal Cushing Centers, Chamberlain International School, City On A Hill Charter Schools, City Year, Inc., Collaborative For Educational Services, Coyle and Cassidy High School and Middle School, Dedham Public Schools, Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District, East Bridgewater Public Schools.


Easton Public Schools, Education, Inc., Everett Public Schools, Evergreen Center, Inc., Fairhaven Public Schools, Fall River Public Schools, Framingham Public Schools, Franklin Public Schools, Horizons for Homeless Children, Hugs Plus Learning Center, Landmark School, Lawrence Public Schools, Lowell Community Charter Public School, Mansfield Public Schools, May Institute.


The Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education (MPDE), Natick Public Schools, New Bedford Public Schools District, Newton Public Schools, Norton Public Schools, Plymouth Public Schools, Randolph Public Schools, Riverview School, Somerset Public Schools, South Bay Mental Health.


Southeastern Regional Technical High School, Taunton Public Schools, The New England Center for Children, The Whitney Academy, Inc., Waltham Public Schools, Wellesley Public Schools, Weymouth Public Schools, Whitman-Hanson Regional School District, Worcester Public Schools, YMCA of Greater Boston.


Contact Blair Sylvia in Career Services at 508.531.1328 or for more information about the Education Career Fair or Laurent Troland at 508.531.1328 or about the Job & Internship Fair.