The Tech Trek Career Fair is an innovative job fair that attracts 300 students from around the region to meet 30 businesses at one location in one day. This event gave students the opportunity to meet with multiple companies, learn about their culture, see the current internship and/or job opportunities available, and meet technology executives face-to-face.
In conjunction with the fair, there was a breakout session, Career Pathways to Tech Jobs available to the attendees. Companies were invited to participate in these sessions where leaders (CIOs, CEOs, other C-level professionals) discussed their personal journey to their current position, what they look for in new hires, and their corporate environment. These sessions addressed one of the reasons frequently given by students for not applying for internships and jobs in the area – “I am not qualified; I don’t know enough.”