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Mayor Sarno and Superintendent Warwick bring greetings at Internship and Career Fair Event at WNEU

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Springfield Public Schools (SPS) Superintendent Daniel Warwick join with Western New England University (WNEU) President Dr. Robert E. Johnson for a special Internship and Career Fair event at the University. Over 200 students from Springfield Public Schools were on hand to talk with over 30 local employers about potential internships and career opportunities.

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank WNEU President Dr. Robert Johnson for hosting this wonderful event on campus to help connect close to 200 Springfield students with more than 30 local employers including the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, Springfield Water and Sewer, Eversource, Big Y, and even the city of Springfield.  This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to explore potential career opportunities and again emphasizes the fact that your zip code does not define who or what you are.  Special thanks to all of the employers for attending and sharing their available jobs and career opportunities with our students.  These students are the future of our Springfield and I was so impressed with how prepared they were.  Everyone was dressed professionalism and had their resumes ready.”

Warwick said WNEU’s offer to host the event provides a unique opportunity for students to experience the college campus and hear directly from WNEU students, faculty, and staff. “An experience like this can be lifechanging for a student who may have seen the college for their entire lives, but never imagined a future there for themselves,” said Warwick. “This is another example of how Western New England University is committed to building bridges with our students.”

“I am thrilled to welcome Springfield Public School students to campus today to explore opportunities for growth right here in our community,” said WNEU President Robert E. Johnson. “Whether students are interested in continuing their education here at WNE or engaging with local businesses for employment opportunities following their high school graduation, WNE is pleased to facilitate bringing all postgraduate options directly to the students.”

From the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, Springfield Water & Sewer and Eversource to Big Y, technology businesses and early education centers, employers will talk with students about the career paths in their industries and early opportunities such as internships. Warwick said that internship opportunities serve both the employer and the student. “Employers get access to young people who are driven and impressionable and students get a meaningful introduction to the real world of work and career, gaining valuable experience,” said Warwick.

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