SC State University’s Career Center Aids in Economic Recovery with Annual Fall Career Fair

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The latest research indicates that South Carolina has suffered an 11.1 percent unemployment rate. Those findings are staggering for the state, especially for new graduates ready to enter a troubled job market. SC State University’s Career Center hopes to help trump this economic slump by hosting their annual Fall 2011 Career Fair.

The Fall 2011 Career Fair, to be held on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center on the SC State campus, will attract over 40 companies, and according to Career Center director, Joseph Thomas, the career fair should also attract students from an array of majors.

“Students are encouraged to attend this annual fair. We will have companies that cater to business, criminal justice, engineering, computer science majors and many others,” says Thomas. “We have ensured that these companies cover a plethora of interests for our students.”

At SC State University’s career fair, co-op and full-time job opportunities may be presented to the appropriate candidates. The following companies will be in attendance at this year’s Fall 2011 Career Fair.

  • Aerotek; Hanover, Md.
  • AgFirst Credit Bank; Columbia, S.C.
  • Amedisys Hospice Services; Orangeburg, S.C.
  • Bankers Life Casualty; Columbia, S.C.
  • B&W Y-12 National Security Complex; Oak Ridge, Tenn.
  • Bi-Lo; Greenville, S.C.
  • Charlotte Fire Department; Charlotte, N.C.
  • City of Charleston Police Department; Charleston, S.C.
  • City of Gastonia Police Department; Gastonia, N.C.
  • County of Greenville; Greenville, S.C.
  • Cummins, Inc.; Columbus, Ind.
  • Data Systems & Technology; Reston, Va.
  • DeKalb County School Systems; Stone Mountain, Ga.
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Greenville, S.C.
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons; Bennettsville, S.C.
  • Geico; Chevy Chase, Md.
  • Hubbel Lighting, Inc.; Greenville, S.C.
  • IBM; Washington, DC
  • Internal Revenue Service; Greenville, N.C.
  • Lane Construction; Cheshire, Conn.
  • Monsanto Company; St. Louis, Mo.
  • New Port News Shipbuilding; New Port News, Va.
  • Orangeburg Public Safety; Orangeburg, S.C.
  • Oregon Department of Transportation; Salem, Ore.
  • Primerica Financial Services; Orangeburg, S.C.
  • Rock Hill Police Department; Rock Hill, S.C.
  • Santee Cooper; Moncks Corner, S.C.
  • Savannah River Nuclear Solutions; Aiken, S.C.
  • Savannah River Remediation; Aiken, S.C.
  • SCANA; Cayce, S.C.
  • SC State University Association of Government; Orangeburg, S.C.
  • SC State University MBA Program; Orangeburg, S.C.
  • Shaw Areva MOX Services; Aiken, S.C.
  • Sherwin-Williams; Tucker, Ga.
  • Sonoco Products Company; Hartsville, S.C.
  • SPAWAR; North Charleston, S.C.
  • USDA-Forest Service; Lexington, S.C.
  • USDA- Rural Development; Columbia, S.C.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers; Charleston, S.C.
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection; Washington, DC
  • U.S. Food Services; Lexington, S.C.
  • U.S. Regulatory Commission; Rockville, Md.
  • Wal-Mart; Orangeburg, S.C.

For more information on the Fall 2011 Career Fair, contact Rudine Williams, Student Services program coordinator, at (803) 536-8581 or the SC State Career Center at (803) 536-703