The mosquitos are back… you know what that means? It’s that time of the year again! Time for everyone to panic and start whipping out job applications faster than they can say graduation, right?
Wrong! No need to panic, because the Office of Career Services has got your back. On February 23rd, from 11:30-1:30pm, we will be hosting the Career and Internship Expo, featuring 35 awesome companies from the Naples area and beyond.
We have compiled a list of the ones you should be on the lookout for and have highlighted why we are such big fans. Be sure to bring a few copies of your resume and your best conversation starters. We can’t wait to see you there!
Gartner Inc.: Gartner is a favorite of our graduates for a reason! Not only are they the world's leading research and advisory company, but they are a member of the S&P 500. They equip business leaders with indispensable insights, advice and tools to achieve their mission-critical priorities and build the successful organizations of tomorrow. In addition to the amazing things that they are doing within their business, their passion for their employees is evident. Linked In has rated Gartner one of the top 50 companies to work for, and on Glassdoor, it was voted “Employee’s Choice” 2013-2017.
Hertz: Hertz’s GLOBAL headquarters is right here in Estero! How cool is that?! As #296 on the Fortune 500 List, you have the opportunity become a part of their team. If think of Hertz and you are envisioning sitting behind a desk and renting out cars, think again. A job at Hertz could entail anything from Branch Management to Accounting. Because the headquarters are right here, you have a chance to be a part of their Global Management program if you play your cards right!
Hilton Naples: After four years in Florida, the magic of where we live may have faded, but Naples, FL is one of the top 10 vacation destinations in the U.S! The Hilton of Naples seeks to provide guests with a positive, memorable experience that results from a workplace that supports, empowers and facilitates the growth and happiness of every employee. The positions within the workplace are diverse and varied and are suitable for those graduating with a variety of majors from communications to finance.
PhysAssist Scribes: PhysAssist is a Medical Scribe company, and their goal to help people by helping people! They do this by offering Medical Scribe positions to pre-health students so that they can work in the hospital with a clinical team and gain valuable clinical experience. As a result, the physicians have the added benefit of having someone help them with the documentation throughout their shift. Win-win! PhysAssist has the industry leading training program that prepares their scribes to be confident and ready to go on their own once they have completed it. They strive to make the scribing experience possible for college students, and never schedule their scribes during class times, and work to protect their scribe’s desired part time or full-time schedules.
Diocese of Venice: If you are looking for a career in ministry, theology, or education in sunny SWFL, look no further than the Diocese of Venice! The mission of their education system is to develop the whole student to prepare them for their next journey in their educational career using innovative technology with our focus on service and centered on Christ. What better way to use your God-given talents than to bring the children of our Diocese closer to Jesus?
Naples Zoo: The mission of the Naples Zoo is to inspire people of all ages to respect, value and help conserve wildlife and our natural world. Nationally accredited as both zoo and botanical garden, Naples Zoo plays host to over 360,000 guests a year, creating truly memorable experiences through diverse educational presentations, guided cruises, special animal encounters and more. As a natural crossroads for families, biologists, and educators, Naples Zoo plays a critical role in nurturing appreciation for the natural world by providing an educational nature experience for people of all ages. The unique combination of lush, tropical flora and exotic animal habitats creates a beautifully inspiring backdrop for visitors to connect with nature and to enhance their understanding of wildlife and the habitats in which wild animals live. Their staff is made up of paid employees, interns and volunteers who all help support their mission, whether it is providing stellar service to guests or ensuring all the medical needs of the animals in their care are met.
David Lawrence Center: Based in Southwest Florida, the David Lawrence Center is a not-for-profit, leading provider of behavioral health solutions dedicated to inspiring and creating life-changing wellness for every individual. The Center provides innovative, comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, residential and community based prevention and treatment services for children and adults who experience mental health, emotional, psychological and substance abuse challenges. Their mission is restoring and rebuilding lives by providing compassionate, advanced, and exceptional mental health, substance abuse, and integrated healthcare solutions, available to all. The vision of the David Lawrence Center is to lead the way in transformational care so every individual can achieve what is possible.
Conservancy of Southwest Florida: The work of saving our environment started in 1964 when plans were revealed to build a road through Rookery Bay, crossing Gordon Pass and into the Ten Thousand Islands. A small group of citizens became concerned, involved, and politically active mobilizing grassroots efforts to prevent the project. As a result, the road was never built. Rookery Bay and its inhabitants were saved and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida was founded. Since then, the conservancy has expanded their scope across the five counties in Southwest Florida: Collier, Charlotte, Lee, Hendry and Glades. They maximize the combined forces of environmental policy, advocacy, research, education and wildlife rehabilitation to protect southwest Florida’s natural treasures --- our water, our land and our wildlife.
Primerica: Calling all business and finance majors! Primerica trains business leaders to be able to help middle income families become debt-free, properly protected and plan for financial independence. Under their guidance, students will be able to become fully licensed in life insurance and securities and begin to develop their own business.
Prudent Financial Planning: Prudent Financial Planning is a fee-only financial planning firm that puts the client’s interests first. They specialize in College Planning and Retirement Planning. Their mission to help put an end to the student loan crisis which now stands at more than $1.3 Trillion. They help families take the emotion out of the equation and create a pro-active strategy. The company is fairly young at this point but is growing rapidly. They are currently seeking a candidate with strong business and interpersonal skills who is highly interested in pursuing either a CFP, CFA, or CPA designation. Strong marketing and social media skills recommended.