Some 350 students attended Philadelphia University’s Career and Internship Fair Sept. 22 to network with representatives from some 50 firms recruiting full-time employees and interns equipped with skills needed to succeed in the 21st-century workplace.
The event, which attracted such employers as Anthropologie, Federal-Mogul Corp., Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Verizon Wireless, Urban Outfitters and Bed Bath & Beyond, is one of several offered each year by the Office of Career Services. Other companies attending included Allied Construction Services II, Delphic Digital, Five Below, Ross Stores and PVH, which includes the brands Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, IZOD and more. Several new firms participated this fall, including Bloomingdale’s, L Brands, Steven Singer Jewelers, Ann Taylor and New York Life Insurance.
A number of PhilaU alumni also returned to campus to recruit for their firms. Textile engineer Alexa Woodruff ’10, M’12, a product engineer at Federal-Mogul, said about a dozen PhilaU alumni currently work as textile engineers at her firm. “For anything textile and engineering related, we seek out Philadelphia University graduates and students because we’re confident in their backgrounds,” she said at the event.
Employers recruited undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of programs, including business, construction management, fashion merchandising and management, fashion design, psychology, engineering, communication, law and society, textile design, textile materials technology and textile engineering.
The Careers in Healthcare Panel, another PhilaU career event scheduled for Oct. 20, will feature experts discussing various healthcare disciplines.