Career and Life Design at Hollins University is teaming with the Roanoke Regional Partnership, GO Virginia Region 2, and the Virginia Tech Center for Economic and Community Engagement to present the Roanoke Region Intern and Early Career Talent Expo on Wednesday, October 4, at the Taubman Museum of Art in downtown Roanoke.
Students from Hollins and other area colleges and universities as well as early career professionals are invited to learn more about internship and employment opportunities at 46 businesses and organizations representing fields such as product design and manufacturing; transportation; engineering; marketing and public relations; real estate and property management; healthcare; agricultural services; banking, accounting, and finance; municipal government; retail and sales; technology and innovation; non-profit services; and more.
“This is Hollins’ first career fair in nearly four years due to the pandemic, and we’re so excited that we can take our students to a venue like the Taubman to meet with employers who are eager to hire new talent,” says Career and Life Design Director Jeffrey White. “Career and Life Design took the lead in joining with the Roanoke Regional Partnership to propose this event to the GO Virginia Internship Collaborative and other higher education institutions in our area.”
On the Expo website, the Roanoke Regional Partnership states that the event is intended to achieve two goals: “Keep top-tier talent here in the region [and] help regional employers develop a strong workforce and hire high-achieving candidates. Employers who participate will create relationships with students, young talent, regional support ecosystems, and career service departments year-round. Attendees can obtain that coveted career experience and hopefully make the region their home. Together we can make filling future talent needs and highlighting regional opportunities in the Roanoke Region easier and more effective than ever before.”
White praised the Roanoke Regional Partnership and GO Virginia as “highly engaged and reliable partners in this project the brings employers and our students face to face.” He also thanked the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges for their financial support of Hollins’ role in funding the Expo.