CVP Career Academy: 2014 - 2016 Final Summary - Page 8

Collaboration & Recruitment

Career Fair

Building upon the foundation of the previous two years, KAGE and UMass Boston again collaborated to determine the logistics of the recruitment process, timeline, intern selection and matching with the appropriate firms. Mark Kenyon, Director of Career Services and Matthew Power-Koch, Manager of University Internships continued to be integral throughout the program implementation: facilitating the Career Fair and networking events, managing student follow ups, and marketing the program on campus.

In mid-March, a representative from KAGE participated in the campus career fair to raise awareness, inform students, and recruit qualified students. This event garnered more than 100 resumes from both undergraduate and graduate students. It was clear that word of the program had spread around campus.

The pool of interested students was sizeable even before the application officially launched.

Networking Events and Workshops

Prior to each session of the CVP Career Academy, KAGE visited the UMass Boston campus several times well in advance of the summer program. Typically in December KAGE participates in networking events and workshops to introduce students to the internship program as well as to begin the recruiting process. These small group events were instrumental in identifying the highest caliber students. The networking events and workshops yielded more than 50 resumes, and by connecting with students in person; we were able to cultivate strong candidate pools.

A UMass student applies to the internship program

Anastasia Riabova and Daniel Bien-Aime of Commodore Builders.