Walker School’s Online Career/Intership Expo a ‘Virtual’ Success

| October 15, 2014
Over 1,000 students and alumni from 24 countries around the world registered to take part in Webster University’s first-ever Global Online Career and Internship Expo.

Over 1,000 students and alumni from 24 countries around the world registered to take part in Webster University’s first-ever Global Online Career and Internship Expo.

Over 1,000 students and alumni from 24 countries around the world registered to take part in Webster University’s first-ever Global Online Career and Internship Expo on Oct. 9.

Participants discussed jobs and internships with recruiters from leading companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Stifel, Bank of America, Graybar, Enterprise Holdings and more.

Unlike a traditional job fair, participants weren’t face-to-face with recruiters. Instead, this global audience interacted with recruiters in a virtual environment via web chat. Industry professionals also held group chats on topics related to personal branding, interviewing techniques, women’s leadership and more.

“One of our greatest responsibilities as an institution of higher education is to offer students and alumni opportunities for professional growth,” said Benjamin Akande, chief of corporate partnerships and dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology. “Our virtual expo was a success because it provided students and alumni with access to jobs and internships, and it enabled them to connect with prospective employers who operate around the world. This type of career development experience is critically important for students and alumni seeking employment in today’s global business environment.”

See the full story at the Walker School blog.

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