Social Enterprise Career Fair Lets Students 'Work for What Matters'
Social enterprise companies are recruiting at Tech this week and seeking passionate students who want to make a difference with their careers.
On Thursday, Feb. 5, Enterprise to Empower (En2Em) will host the Social Enterprise Career Fair from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Klaus Atrium. More than 20 organizations will be recruiting, including Teach for America and Medshare. Wish for Wash, an organization founded by Tech student Jasmine Burton based on the Inventure Prize-winning toilet Safichoo, will also be in attendance.
Undergraduate and graduate students of all majors are welcome to attend the career fair.
“This event is for students who want to make an impact,” said Sabrina Moin, vice president of marketing for En2Em. “The Social Enterprise Career Fair is different from other career fairs because it’s based on a theme and not on majors or careers.”
One appeal of this career fair is the low-pressure environment, Moin added.
“There aren’t long lines. It’s a relaxed environment and students have a good time,” she said. “The recruiters are looking for students who are passionate about the mission or purpose of the organization. They are interested in your values, not just your skill set.”
As at other career fairs, though, students should plan to wear business attire, bring copies of their resumes, and research companies ahead of time if possible.
En2Em was founded in 2010 by Tech alumna Melissa McCoy through an Atlanta-wide conference and career fair focused on social enterprise. Now, the Social Enterprise Career Fair is in its fourth year and is En2Em’s largest annual event.