The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Career and Internship Fair for 2022 began yesterday with 52 employers part of the four-day annual event.
Manager, Disability Resource Centre Alfred Anthony said the Campus Life team worked tirelessly to put the event together and has in the process generated a lot of interest from employers looking to engage university students.
“I think the popularity of employers coming to source potential recruitment has built up from year to year, but it’s all about employability for students. Last year and again this year the twist that we’ve added is that we started to reach out to regional organisations giving the event a lot more regional focus,” he added.
This year, three regional organisations are part of the event from Vanuatu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands and some sessions of the Career and Internship Fair will be virtual to ensure that regional students and campuses are also included.
“The industry stakeholders will assist students with placements, internships, and career opportunities. There will also be career planning sessions designed to assist final year students to improve their employability skills and be competitive in the employment market,” Mr Anthony said.
Mr Anthony highlighted that the event was targeted especially for final year students as well as those who have just recently graduated, to maximise employability with employees.
One of the features of the Career and Internship Fair includes an exposition with employers at the Student Car Park until Friday.