Nearly 90 employers will gather in the UCF Pegasus Ballroom on Monday, March 30 for the Spring Intern Pursuit, an internship fair hosted by Quotes, the PR Club at UCF.
From 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., UCF students have the opportunity to meet with 87 potential employers who are looking to hire interns. These companies include the City of Orlando, the Arnold Palmer Medical Center, and Target, among others.
“We want to make sure that we put on a great event,” Intern Pursuit Event Coordinator Xenecia Farrell said. “We want to make sure that both students and employers are satisfied with what we’re doing.”
A new feature added to the Spring Intern Pursuit this year was the IP Boot Camp, sponsored by Quotes and Ad Club. Both clubs came together to help prepare students before the event.
“The whole reason we decided to do the boot camp was to make the students feel as prepared as possible for intern pursuit,” Ad Club President Bailey Morris said. “Practice makes perfect.”
IP Boot Camp included a joint meeting with the two organizations on Thursday, March 25, followed by a hands on resume workshop on Friday, where club members and advisors will assist attendees on creating and fixing their resumes before presenting them to potential employers.
“We’ve really been pushing preparation for the event,” Farrell said. “We’re expecting to see a lot more satisfied reviews this semester.”
Students are encouraged to bring resumes and business cards, and must be dressed professionally to receive admittance into the event.
“I am very excited about Intern Pursuit,” Morris said. “It’s a great opportunity for any student. Even if you’re not looking for an internship right now, it’s still a good networking opportunity.”