I attended the 2023 Griff Fair at Canisius College in Science Hall. Over 60 companies, such as M&T Bank, Doodlebugs, Rich Products, Buffalo Public Schools, and Kaleida Health, were present at the event. Employers were recruiting across all majors for internships, part-time and full-time roles. It is an excellent opportunity to talk to companies you are interested in and want to learn more about right on campus.
I attended the Griff Fair last year and had a valuable experience and formed many new connections. So, when it was announced this year, I knew I had to go. Going into the event, I aimed to learn more about marketing opportunities in the food industry. While only a few fit my career goals, like Rich Products, hearing about other career paths was still very beneficial. As a senior, the job searching process can be daunting, but attending the event helped eased my mind and gave me a clearer idea of what to expect in the job market. All in all, it helped strengthen my networking skills. I also had some great discussions with various professionals and, as a bonus, connected with some on LinkedIn after.
I would definitely follow up with some of your new connections, as you prepare for graduation!