Popcorn entices students to learn about Career Services


Photo by: Sabrina Ariss

The enticing smell of buttery popcorn lured students to the Career Services popcorn social in the JC Williams Center on Sept. 6, where staff members advertised opportunities offered by the Career Services office.

As students travelled through the upper floor of the JC Williams Center, they were greeted by the Career Services members and given popcorn and pamphlets on job opportunities and upcoming workshops offered on resume building, interviewing and the online Handshake platform.

Nancy Ronevich, director of Career Services, said that the most important point of interest for students is the recently introduced Handshake platform. Handshake gives students the chance to find jobs and internships, make connections with potential employers and easily submit resumes for new positions.

Jeanette DeStefanis, secretary of Career Services, said that when it comes to long term career planning and support for students, “we’re only going to be using Handshake.”

Career Services will host an informational session about Handshake on Wednesday Sept. 26 in the International Room. The session will be presented “by a student worker, so it will be from a student’s perspective, so it’s going to be awesome,” Ronevich said. Students interested in registering for Handshake can find more information through the AccessFUS portal.

Ronevich also encouraged students to apply for jobs in the area, such as at the new Bennigan’s location opening in Steubenville this October or with Dynamic Catholic, which will have an information table in the JC on Sept. 18.

Emily Hang, a junior at the university, said that she stopped by the social and received the benefits of information on potential jobs because “popcorn is enticing. Free food … it works on me!”