IRF Holds Inaugural Road Scholar Career Fair
More than 100 students from nearly 30 universities attended IRFâ€™s first ever career fair held January 14, 2009 during the Road Scholar Program.
The career fair was set up to provide IRF members access to top quality students seeking a career in a road-related field. For students, the career fair was a unique opportunity to meet with not only recruiters and human resource representatives, but CEOs, vice presidents and other executives to discuss career opportunities.
â€œThis was a very valuable opportunity to network with top level people,â€ said Oscar Gonzalez, a graduate student at Virginia Tech. â€œBeing able to meet face-to-face will definitely be an advantage for me when going in for follow-up interviews.â€
IRF members who participated were given a complimentary table space and a book of resumes from all the students who signed up. Companies who participated also received free signage and offices were even set aside for on-site interviews.
â€œFor the first of its kind job fair, I feel that the IRF did a remarkable job,â€ said Howie Appel, Corporate Recruiter, HNTB. â€œThe set up, student interviews, and close down went very smoothly and the book of resumes they presented us made our process much easier. We indeed had a most productive day.â€
Only students who were given an endorsement by their professors were allowed to register for this event, providing members with a group of high caliber students. And with a steady stream of qualified students visiting the booths, company representatives were kept busy.
â€œIt was a pleasure to participate in a well put together event,â€ said Kevin Green, Project Director of AgileAssets. â€œWe were overwhelmed with the caliber of talent attending and look forward to continuing conversation with the individuals.â€