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On March 24, the Career Services Office at Hostos held a large “Hire a Caiman” job fair in the gymnasium. The large employment and internship event attracted 60 employers from around New York City and Pennsylvania, and more than 200 Hostos students and alumni took advantage of the opportunity to test the job market.

Employers that interviewed students included Time Warner Cable, Flynn O’Hara, Birch Family Services, Federal Bureau of Prisons, GrowNYC, Graham Windham, Her Justice, Kids in the Game, Montefiore South Bronx Health Center, SustenCorp. Energy & Environment, The Children’s Aid Society, US Postal Inspection Services, and other companies.

The Director of Career Services, Lisanette Rosario, introduced a LinkedIn Photo booth, for students and alumni to have professional headshots added to their profiles. Career Services also implemented “Business Card Services” for the Stay Connected Program. Latayvia Brown, Student Career Program Specialist, organized the prospective graduate & alumni VIP room. Alumni received business cards and had VIP access to the employers attending the job fair. Instead of providing a traditional resume, the business cards were used to network with the employers.

Aleris Gonzalez, Career Counselor & Suited for Success Program Coordinator, partnered with “Green Eileen,” a recycled clothing program committed to reducing environmental impact and generating income to support programs that improve the lives of women and girls, and “Green Tree Textiles,” a company that creates awareness on recycling textiles. Both organizations have consistently donated work attire to Hostos Community College’s Career Services Resource room. More than 100 students received free business attire to attend the job fair, and more than 60 students received clothing, such as suit jackets, ties, button down shirts, shoes, and pants, the day of the event.

On April 20, at 5:30 p.m., in the Savoy Multi-Purpose Room, Career Services is inviting students and alumni to a related “Stay Connected” networking event.

Upcoming Job Fairs:
  • CUNY Big Apple Job Fair, Jacob Javits Center, April 22.  11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., River Pavilion and Galleria, Jacob Javits Center, Manhattan
  • NYSDOL & Hostos Job Fair, May 12, in the Hostos Gymnasium, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  
Students/Alumni can see current job and internship openings on the HIRECAIMANS job link.
Employers can post job and internship opportunities on the HIRECAIMANS job link.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.