Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gateway Community College will hold two career fairs in April

In a release, Gateway Community College said it will hold a Career and Networking Fair,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9 and it will feature several employers including Verizon Wireless, Yale, Mohegan Sun, Leap, Workforce Alliance, Aflac, Fed Ex,  Ikea,  Office Team, United Way, Chabaso Bakery, Next Step Living, Latino’s in Higher Ed, All Pointe Care, Easter Seals, Avon, Engage Staffing, Adecco and Companions and Home Makers.

"Sponsored by GCC’s career services department, this event targets entry-level employees. Job seekers who plan to attend the Career and Networking Fair are strongly encouraged to wear business appropriate attire and bring copies of their resume," the release said. " GCC students, alumni and students from other colleges are welcome."

GCC Career Services staff will be there to advise students beforehand, the release said.

For additional information or to schedule an individual appointment call GCC Career Services at (203) 285-2094.

Then, GCC will be the site of the first statewide Computer Science Career Fair, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. April 14, the release said. 
"Job seekers attending this event should be skilled in web design, mobile apps, software development, networking or social media integration," the release said. "Individual attendees may indicate their contact information, availability, and computer skills when they register. This information will be forwarded to the hiring companies. Interested companies, students, and freelance developers will find a detailed agenda, directions, and registration links at"

"The Computer Science Career Fair provides a unique opportunity to connect talent with more than 20 growing companies, 200 computer developers and other IT professionals," the release said. "The Computer Science Career Fair will also include a panel discussion on computer science career opportunities and the specific skills companies look for in new hires. "

“There just aren’t enough computer science grads to meet the demand,” event organizer Mike Roer said, also in the release. 

Both events will be held in GCC’s community room, N100 and are free and open to all college students and grads from GCC and other colleges in the region.  

Information on the April 14 Computer Science Career Fair can be had by email to Mike Roer at or by calling (203) 540 5903.


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