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Career Development connects with students during celebration


About 300 students swarmed the Multipurpose Room on Jan. 30, with cotton candy in one hand and a little blue ticket in the other, indulging themselves in endless fun.

Career Development hosted its third annual Careernival event during common hour, providing students the opportunity to engage with career counselors outside of their traditional career-focused events.

“Careernival is our annual spring kickoff event. Our goal is to host a fun event that allows students to gain awareness about Career Development and its services,” Assistant Director Mary Alice explained. “It also allows students to interact with our office staff and learn about ways we can help them with their career and job search during their time at William Paterson.”

The event was first initiated in Spring 2016.

“We have members from our office available to schedule appointments and make it easier for students to continue engaging with us after Careernival ends,” Caitlin Giordano said, the assistant director and head of Careernival.

Most students were impressed with the Career Development’s efforts.

As Tanisha James waited in line for her cherry icy, she mentioned how the food and games were one of the main reasons she came to Careernival.

“I came for the fun,” James, 20, a junior, said. “Plus, the music, the cotton candy and the career advice–I couldn’t miss that.”

Christina Mills, 20, a junior emphasized that the music was her favorite aspect of the event.

“I really enjoyed the music,” Mills said. “They were playing all the music I like. Migos, Cardi B. It made the event even more lit.”






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