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Employers at Job and Internship Fair praise BSU and its students

Here at Bridgewater State University, we know our students are shining stars set for success in whatever career they choose. But don’t just take our word for it.

Representatives of some of the more than 120 employers at BSU’s recent Job and Internship Fair heaped praise on the university for producing a steady stream of strong candidates.

Here’s what these recruiters – and fellow Bears – had to say:

“I think students here are great and the science department is really growing. …They’re super smart. (BSU) sets them up well, especially for kids who are looking to come out of the lab here at Bridgewater and get into a lab like at Boston Children’s Hospital.” – Jeff Motta, ’95 (education), senior recruiter, research, Boston Children’s Hospital

“This fair is probably one of the best that we do throughout the year. The students actually come prepared. They come dressed for the parts that they want to interview for. Probably the best thing about Bridgewater is the Career Services Office. (Students) come to us ready and a lot more prepared for interviews even though they maybe have never interviewed before.” – Eric Newcomb, ’07 (criminal justice), human resources business partner, HarborOne Bank

“Bridgewater really makes you work for your grade. They really make you work for the things you want in life, so when I went into my own job, I was working really hard all the time.” – Nalya McFarlane, ’18 (management and marketing), marketing coordinator, Cox Engineering

“I feel like the Accounting Department really sets you up for a strong background in accounting and you really see that through our firm and how Bridgewater alums progress through our firm.” – Katherine Hartnett, ’14 (accounting and finance), supervising senior auditor, Daniel Dennis & Company

“I think the students who come here, they take their studies seriously. I was a night learner, so it’s great that they offer that to students. It’s flexible.” – Daniela Colley, ’18 (general business management), human resources assistant, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center

“We have a strong representation of Bridgewater alums and they’re all in management roles. ... I think it’s the openness to fields, to positions, to jobs, the willingness to learn and the willingness to embrace change. And they just come out well-rounded students.” – Nick Marotta, ’18 (business management), global operations improvement manager, TBR Global Chauffeuring

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