No matter what field of study they may enter into, every college student has one question on their mind as they near commencement: What comes next? On Tuesday, March 5, Unity College students will get a first-hand look at what’s to come after they have that degree in hand, as roughly 100 employers will visit the campus for New England’s largest environmental career fair.
“This event is special for all of us because, in addition to a number of Unity College alums returning to campus representing various organizations, we have several reputable employers come to the career fair to talk with students who are in the same position they were in five, ten, fifteen years ago,” said Unity College President Dr. Melik Peter Khoury. “Not only does it show our current students the value of a Unity College degree, it also gives us a chance to reconnect with alum and see the success they’re having in their careers.”
“It’s a pretty cool opportunity to come back to campus and talk with students who might be interested in what we’re doing at the Maine Forest Service,” said Aaron Bailey, a Unity College Alum who now works as a Forest Ranger. “It’s always cool to see students who are excited to start their career in the outdoors. One of the things that I encourage students who are interested in the Maine Forest Service to do, is to get some fire experience working on a seasonal crew in the summer or while they’re in college. That first-hand experience is important to make sure it’s the right fit for them, and if it is, that will give them a leg up when applying for jobs.”
At the environmental career fair, students and prospective employees have the chance to see what life is like in the field while also developing their professional networks. Employers will offer a variety of presentations and career-related materials, including equipment, applications, videos, and personal testimonies.
Some of the employers that will be present at the career fair include the L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Program, the Claremont Police Department, the Delaware Natural Resources Police – State Parks Enforcement, RECON Surveillance Group, Maine Kayak, Axe Women Loggers of Maine, the Massachusetts Environmental Police, and many more.