WASHINGTON (September 27, 2013) – This week, more than 150 recruiters and graduate school representatives converged on Howard University’s campus for the Career Education, Development & Research (CEDAR) Center’s bi-annual career fair in the Blackburn Center, looking for the best and brightest of Howard’s students and alumni.
“If you are looking for diverse talent that is top talent, you go to Howard University,” said Kenya Jacobs, senior manager of Early Career Development at Ingersoll Rand. “Everybody has diversity goals, and we want to make sure we have a workforce that reflects our communities.”
In addition to Ingersoll Rand, other global business leaders such as Chrysler, Google Inc., Deloitte, S.C. Johnson, and PepsiCo actively sought candidates for internships and direct hire positions. For many of them, this is not the first time.
“We had two interns come from here for our highly competitive program and one direct hire,” said Melissa Fields, a Howard alumna and research scientist for S.C. Johnson. “It’s basically a one stop shop that you can get marketing, communications, and engineers all at once.”