Hudson County Community College to Host Fall Job and Internship Fairs for HCCC Students

Posted: 10/14/2016
Jennifer Christopher 201-360-4061 jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones 201-200-1080 rj@j-a-c.com

October 13, 2016, Jersey City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) students will soon have the opportunity to explore different job markets, learn about current and future job and internship openings, and network with employers and employment agency representatives at the College’s upcoming Job and Internship Fairs. The events will be held on the College’s Journal Square Campus on Tuesday, October 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center (161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City), and on the HCCC North Hudson Campus (4800 Kennedy Blvd. in Union City) on Wednesday, November 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Among the companies/employers who will be represented are: Adidas Group, AmeriCorps VISTA, Aramark, Ashley Furniture Home, AT&T, AXA Advisors, Best in Care NJ, Broadway Respite & Home Care, Care Finders Total Care, CarePoint Health, Clean Water Action, Comodo, European Wax Center, Exit Frontier Realty, Express Employment Professionals, FedEx Ground, FLIK Hospitality Group, Heart 2 Heart Agency, Hudson Pride Connections Center, Jersey City Pediatric Dentistry, Jersey City Police Department, Liberty Science Center, Lutheran Sr. LIFE of Jersey City, Mad Science, Mary Kay, Milk Sugar Love, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, New York Life Insurance Company, NPower, OTG Management, Pep Boys Automotive, Planned Companies, Pole Position Raceway, Primerica, Riverside Medical Group, Sparkling Pool Services, Inc., Star Hospitality Group, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., Thatcher McGhee’s, The Beverage Works, The Knowledge Group, UPS, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Victoria’s Secret – Fifth Avenue and ZT Systems.

“Career development is vital to our students and works hand-in-hand with the guided pathways movement that is a central part of higher education,” said HCCC President Glen Gabert, Ph.D. He added that the College has enlisted employers who can utilize the education and training of students from the award-winning HCCC Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management program, as well as the College’s signature Nursing/Healthcare, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Early Education, Criminal Justice and Business studies.

The HCCC Career Development Center, which is hosting the Job and Internship Fairs, is also holding Career Boot Camps to assist in preparing students for the Job and Internship Fairs. The Boot Camps will feature résumé and cover letter writing, developing an “elevator speech,” and preparing for career interviews. The Journal Square Campus Career Boot Camps were held the past few days and the North Hudson Campus Career Boot Camps are scheduled for October 25-27.

Hudson County Community College affords individuals who want to acquire a college education the opportunity to do so with tuition that is just a fraction of the cost of four-year institutions.

“The women and men of our community can literally save tens of thousands of dollars by coming to Hudson County Community College and earning their Associate degrees, and then either going on to get their Bachelor’s degrees at a four-year college or university, or going directly into a career that will serve them well into the 21st century,” Dr. Gabert said.

Statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor show that 28% of community college graduates out-earn their four-year college and university peers over the lives of their careers.

“We work to add as much value to our students’ education as possible, and events like these help do that,” Dr. Gabert stated.

Employers who wish to participate in the HCCC Job and Internship Fairs may obtain information from HCCC’s Director of Career Development, Aparna Saini, at (201) 360-4184 or asaini@hccc.edu.