More than 120 entities will be recruiting at the Al Lawson Gym on Wednesday
More than 500 Florida A&M University (FAMU) students converged on JC Penney in Governor’s Square mall Sunday evening to buy discounted professional attire and accessories in preparation for Wednesday’s Career and Internship Expo.
The Suit-Up, which was organized by the FAMU Career and Professional Development Center in partnership with JC Penney, included a pre-party and event giveaways. President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., and the Leadership Team partnered with the event again this year and purchased suits for students who participated in a special giveaway.
The FAMU JC Penney Suit-Up Event is a part of the Expo Week that includes different professional development workshops and events that prepare students for the upcoming All Majors Career and Internship Expo from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium.
Among the more than 120 entities expected to be recruiting at Wednesday’s Expo are large companies such as Amazon, Dow and Carrier Corporation, school districts, law enforcement, universities, state, county and city governments, such as St. Petersburg, Memphis, Gainesville, and Tallahassee, the U.S. Armed Services, federal agencies, including the CIA, banks and not-profit agencies.
Michael Howard Jr., a senior biology major from Quincy, Fla., said the Suit-up and Expo are very beneficial.
“The Suit-Up event means a lot to me. I am going to the career fair. I’ve been to two career fairs already and I got a job offer from one. It feels great to have FAMU sponsoring and supporting this event,” said Howard, who is scheduled to graduate in May. “I can get more suits and more things that fit my palate as I travel and have multiple interviews. It makes you feel confident when you have the things you need.”
Graduation is a bit further away for broadcast journalist student Titilayo Okuwa, but she also found the Suit-Up very productive.
“I found a bunch of blouses, nice bottoms and professional shoes and a simple necklace,” said Okuwa, who is a junior. “I even found room decorations and I only spent $120.”