Spring Job Fair

Earlier this week, The Heights alumni office organized its annual spring job fair for high school students. Held in the library, alumni and Heights parents from eleven different companies were on hand to recruit students for internships and jobs with their organizations. More than a hundred students attended the event over the course of two hours. Employers represented a wide variety of industries, from education (Tenley Achievement Program, Bach to Rock Music), logistics (JK Moving), and food-catering (JAY Vending, Simply Fresh Events, Rodman’s Grocery), to telecommunications (Orion Networks), defense contracting (Leidos), and even a Congressional campaign for an alumnus running in Maryland’s sixth district.

Besides offering the opportunity for students to find a good use of their time this summer, the job fair also helps them learn interview techniques and how to present themselves in a professional manner. When asked about his experience at the event this year, one upperclassman remarked, “The first time, it was really awkward; but this year I had much more confidence.” He was even able to negotiate a better wage for his summer internship after receiving multiple offers.