Companies keep coming back to A&T for workforce talent


"Each year hundreds of local, national and global companies attend the annual Career Awareness Program and Career Fair at North Carolina A&T State University. This year, two recruiters share their experiences in interviewing and hiring North Carolina A&T talent just in time for the Sept. 10 fair that will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Corbett Sports Center.
    The office of career services, led by Joyce Edwards is prepared for another successful fair. The 2014 Unlock Your Potential themed event marks the 40th annual career fair at N.C. A&T. There are 169 companies registered for the fair, which provides a fine balance of returning and new employers representing various industries across the world.
     “We attend the career fair at A&T to build relationships with students who are starting to explore career options,” said Kathy Woodard, a 14-year recruiting veteran and recruiting manager at First Citizens Bank. “We also want to build awareness of First Citizens Bank as a place where you can do far more than be a banker. We have so many career paths here – IT, finance, audit, HR, marketing, analytics, risk management, project management and the list goes on,” she added.  
First Citizens Bank launched an IT summer internship program last year and hired four Aggie interns. Woodard shared that two of those interns will be joining the FCB team after graduation.
BASF, The Chemical Company has attended the fair for the past two years. Latasha Teemer, university recruitment specialist said that “BASF comes to the N.C. A&T career fair to recruit great talent into its Professional Development Programs.”
    “The students are very professional and have a talent we are seeking. We enjoy building relationships with the students and faculty. We have sites that are in close proximity to the University so we are always looking for up and coming talent to join our workforce. It's truly a career fair where the caliber or quality of candidates is just like none other,” Teemer added.
BASF has hired interns for the Engineering Professional Development Program, a 2 year engineering rotational program.
    “My interns have helped me make contacts with faculty and student organizations. I am very impressed with the talented interns and FT employees I have hired through attending the career fair. They make me proud and represent our company very well,” Teemer shared.

To access the full list of companies registered for the career fair click here."

-A Press Release

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