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Thursday, June 24, 2010

"Awesome" opportunities in DC

The expression most frequently exclaimed by alumni attending the multischool consortium alumni job fair in Washington, DC last Friday, June 18 was "awesome."

Joining the dark-suited crowds of hundreds of job seekers carrying resume-filled leather portfolios and bags of employer swag, Emory alumni mingled in the Grand and Continental ballrooms of George Washington University's Marvin Center with approximately 70 employers and reported making excellent contacts and getting great leads on opportunities.

Alumni traveled from as far as Georgia to participate in this pilot venture with other schools, including George Washington University, University of Southern California, University of Illinois, and Dartmouth, and MyWorkster.com, who organized the fair.

Emory alumni made the most of opportunities to connect with recruiters, who noted the high quality of the candidates they met from all schools. Alumni commented that the "phenomenal" opportunity was a "continuation of the Emory tradition" and was "very productive." One happy alumna said, as she left the fair, "give Emory a hug for me!"

A happy hour at local watering hole McFadden's, organized by alumni volunteers of the Washington, DC Chapter of Emory Alumni, followed the event.

--Carolyn Bregman 82L, director, Alumni Career Services

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