Nearly 60 exhibitors from a variety of industries will exhibit

Spring means commencement, and for graduating seniors, a leap to the job market. To aid the postcollege transition, Norwich University’s Career and Internship Center will hold its Spring Job Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in Plumley Armory.

Nearly 60 employers will exhibit, representing industries including health care, medical devices, pharmaceuticals; broadcasting/communications; law enforcement and security; education; construction, engineering/research and development; government, business/wholesale trade; retail management, accounting; investment/portfolio management; nonprofit, defense and insurance.

“Employers love it when you come prepared to talk about your interests, knowledge of their company and the ability to articulate your skills.” Meghan Oliver, director, Norwich University Career and Internship Center

Career and Internship Center Director Meghan Oliver said the Class of 2022 enters an employees’ market.

“We have so many opportunities coming into the Career and Internship Center on a weekly basis it is overwhelming but great for our students,” she wrote in an email.

The center held a series of prep sessions last week, but Oliver urged students who might not have made them to study the exhibitor list, research the companies that interest them and arrive prepared to talk skills. She said exhibiting companies, 80% of which Norwich alumni lead, hire across majors. Liberal arts majors can land police department jobs, for example.

“Employers love it when you come prepared to talk about your interests, knowledge of their company and the ability to articulate your skills,” Oliver said. “One meeting  could led to an internship or job offer. … Come have a conversation as you never know where it may lead.”

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Law enforcement-related exhibitors include the Berlin, Burlington, Essex County and Essex Vermont, Milton, Vermont, Hudson, New Hampshire, and Wells, Maine, police departments; the Essex County, Vermont, and New Port Richey, Florida, sheriff’s departments; the Connecticut, New York and Vermont state police; the New Hampshire Department of Safety-Marine Patrol; the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Transportation Safety Administration, the Homeland Security Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Navy Talent Acquisition Group New England and the U.S. Navy.

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Norwich University students interact with business exhibitors Oct. 16 during the Fall Job Fair at Plumley Armory. (Photo by Matthew Crowley/Norwich University)

Heath care-related exhibitors will include U.S. Army Healthcare Burlington, Vermont; mental health and addictions treatment Center Brattleboro Retreat; Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital; Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital; Visiting Nurse & Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; Washington County Mental Health Services; medical device, simulation and research partners Ascension Technology Corp. and multinational pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk.

Construction-engineering-related exhibitors include construction companies Cianbro, Consigli Construction Co., DEW Construction, Neagley & Chase Construction Co. and PC Construction; materials company CRH; engineering companies DeWolfe Engineering Associates and Dufresne Group; industrial and construction supplies distributor Fastenal Co.; Maine Drilling and Blasting and Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. and consulting engineering company Greenman-Pedersen Inc.

Other exhibitors include research and development company Deep Analytics LLC; the Leddy Group employment agency, educational publishing house Center for Responsive Schools; Mystic Valley Regional Charter School; financial advisory company First Command Financial Services; certified public accounting firm Gallagher, Flynn & Co. and Johnson Lambert; Green Mountain Concert Services-Green Mountain Flagging; Summer Camp for Girls, the Aloha Foundation; insurer Union Mutual; Hannaford Supermarkets; Sunbelt Rentals; the Town of Old Orchard Beach, Maine; the Vermont Legislature, Vermont Agency of Transportation and television stations WFFF FOX 44 and WVNY ABC 22.

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