Spring Career & Internship Fair Offers Opportunities For Success

Spring Career & Internship Fair Offers Opportunities For Success

Spring Career & Internship Fair Offers Opportunities For Success

With over 117 recruiters attending the spring 2019 Career and Internship Fair, the 1,126 student attendees took full advantage of the various internship, full-time and part-time opportunities offered. Sponsored by the Dallas Police Department, Securitas USA, Howard County Police Department (Maryland), K2 Intelligence, Intergras, and the Portland Police Bureau, this event held on March 21, 2019, gave John Jay students a chance to speak with recruiters, share their career aspirations, and learn more about career possibilities.

 “Our students are hungry and driven and our employers see that. Students come to the fair to practice their networking skills, gauge what employers recruit at John Jay, and look for an opportunity to learn more or obtain a job or internship related to their field,” said Kristina Simonsen, Assistant Director for Employer Relations. “A recent Jobvite article shared data showing that referred applicants are 15 times more likely to be hired than applicants who apply via a job board. Having fairs like this one gives our students an advantage and helps them to succeed.” We asked students and recruiters what they hoped to gain from this semester’s fair. Here’s a sampling of their thoughts: 

Miranda Cortez

Miranda Cortez, Recruitment Management, Saga Education
"John Jay is a very community and social justice-oriented college. Saga Education serves historically marginalized communities and students. We come here looking for upcoming leaders and graduates to help give back to communities. Because of its mission, John Jay is the perfect place to find tutors for our program.

Ameer Lausell
Ameer Lausell

Ameer Lausell ’21
"I'm looking for a job, but I want something that provides me with security and benefits. A lot of the recruiters here offer great wages, pensions, and guaranteed insurance. This is a fair with career-oriented jobs that sets you up for the long run."

Quiana Stowe
Quiana Stowe

Quiana Stowe, Recruiter, New York Edge
"New York Edge is the largest after-school program provider in New York City. We have over 120 locations throughout all five boroughs. With the variety of majors offered here at John Jay, under the curriculum of justice, it’s the perfect place to find mentors for our kids."

Nathan Sanchez
Nathan Sanchez

Nathan Sanchez, Digital Forensic Examiner, LIFARS
"John Jay is a well-known college precisely for criminal justice and computer forensics. LIFARS is a small company that is very specialized in cybersecurity and digital forensics, so coming here and recruiting John Jay students is perfect for us."

Rachel Love
Rachel Love

Rachel Love, Recruitment Assistant, New York City Department of Buildings
"John Jay is the perfect place to recruit because of the students’ commitment to public service, their love of the city and their interest in pursuing a career in government."

Todd Trayer
Todd Trayer

Todd Trayer, Lieutenant, San Jose Police Department
"We only go to a few places every year, and John Jay is one of them because it truly is the perfect place to recruit for us. We have hired over 38 John Jay students in the last year and a half. More importantly than the starting base salary of $95,894.00, is the connection with the community. And, the students from John Jay connect with our community in a great way."

Laisha Mendez
Laisha Mendez

Laisha Mendez, ’22
"I'm looking for any type of internship experience that relates to my major. My major is Forensic Psychology and I'm minoring in Counseling, so I want to find some experience to add on my resume, so that when I graduate, I can find a job more easily."

Marvin Armistead
Marvin Armistead

Marvin Armistead, Recruitment Coordinator, Pennsylvania State Police
"John Jay is the perfect place for recruiting because of its diversity. New York City offers all the great candidates, and for me, a former New York City resident, I like coming back here and trying to find the best talent from John Jay."

James Bowman and Nadine Espinosa
James Bowman and Nadine Espinosa

James Bowman, ‘16
"I work at John Jay’s Gerald W. Lynch Theater and am recruiting students because of the diversity here. There's a lot of togetherness because of the family-like community that has been created, which makes it a great place for students to work at."

Nadine Espinosa, ’20
"John Jay is the perfect place to recruit because we have a variety of personnel and students here. As a student, who works at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater, I have experienced the unity, acceptance and zero tolerance for discrimination in this community, making it a very welcoming place for students to work at."