Eagle Career Expo brings big names to campus

Maureen O'Leary

Nearly 90 companies from around the state, country and world came to Career Service’s Eagle Career Expo yesterday.

“The employers seem happy, and there has been a constant flow of students all day,” Heather Scarboro, coordinator of career services, said.

The World Trade Center Savannah, a division of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, was among the companies present and is offering internships that give experience in international business and trade.

“We take our program extremely seriously. We aren’t going to ask our interns to get coffee. They’ll be doing real work and getting a great benefit from it,” Kathleen Henry, a research specialist from World Trade Center Savannah, said.

Tisha Jacobson, GSU alumni and Target inventory manager, said Target is looking for distribution leaders and store managers from any major.

Alumni Chaz Edwards, with a Bachelor of Science in finance, and Brandon Mosley, with a B.S. in criminal justice, represented Progressive Insurance.

The Savannah branch has hired 20 GSU alumni over the past six years, Edwards said.

Norfolk Southern (NS), a railroad company based in Atlanta, is seeking engineers, information technology and finance and accounting majors for internships and fulltime positions, also recruit heavily from GSU.

“We strongly value applicants from Georgia Southern,” Danielle Christiansan, a corporate recruiter for NS, said.

PVH Corp., the largest distributor of male dress shirts working with Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Speedo and other notable brands, was also represented.

PVH Corp. is seeking good communicators with leadership skills to become supervisors of shipping out of McDonough, GA., Lindsay Wildes, PVH’s operations supervisor, said.

Career Services is already planning the career fair to take place in the spring. A communication arts networking afternoon is set to take place on Jan. 29 for any students interested in news media, television, public relations and any other communication fields.

Scarboro said, “If you or any of your friends have a wish-list of employers, let Career Services know and we will do our best to get them to an event.”