Touro College Holds Successful Spring 2012 Career Fair
135 Touro College seniors and alumni from the undergraduate and some of the graduate divisions of the college were interviewed by 34 employers at the Touro College Career Fair. This was the second career fair organized at Touro during the current academic year.
From the survey forms completed by the employers, it was gleaned that they conducted more than 670 interviews and expect to do more than 173 follow-up interviews. Corporate employers included two world-class accounting firms, Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers, the actuarial and financial divisions of AXA-Equitable, Prudential, MetLife, Flushing Bank and B&H Photo, and the accounting firms of Loeb & Troper, Leshkowitz and Co., Roth and Co., and all of whom currently employ Touro graduates in senior positions.
Government agencies represented included the New York State Department of Taxation and the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board; non-profit employers included the Orthodox Union and Areyvut.
Employer feedback was extremely positive, indicating that students were well-prepared, presented themselves professionally and were well-mannered which made a positive impression on employers. To quote one employer representative, “I have never seen such qualified students.”
Students appreciated the opportunity to be able to interview with so many employers in a supportive environment. The Office of Career Services conducted 14 Career Fair Preparatory Workshops so that students would know what to expect, how to dress and how to respond to potential questions. Career Services staff also worked with students, helping them sharpen their resumes and interviewing skills.
The event was held at the Lander College for Women and was designed and developed by the Office of Career Services under the leadership of Ron Ansel, director, Sarri Singer and Chaim Shapiro, assistant directors, with major guidance and support from Dean Robert Goldschmidt. Two fairs are held each academic year.
“There was an incredible sense of purpose on the part of students and employers,” said Ansel. “Students were focused on presenting themselves as budding professionals, and employers were interviewing to determine who would best fit into their organization. It was a wonderful experience.”