IRF Holds Inaugural Road Scholar Career Fair

More than 100 students from nearly 30 universities attended IRF’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.

“This was a very valuable opportunity to network with top level people,” said Oscar Gonzalez, a graduate student at Virginia Tech. “Being able to meet face-to-face will definitely be an advantage for me when going in for follow-up interviews.”

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.

“For the first of its kind job fair, I feel that the IRF did a remarkable job,” said Howie Appel, Corporate Recruiter, HNTB. “The 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.”

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.

“It was a pleasure to participate in a well put together event,” said Kevin Green, Project Director of AgileAssets. “We were overwhelmed with the caliber of talent attending and look forward to continuing conversation with the individuals.”

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