E. Holdings, Inc. INSPIRED at JA Career Fairehold
In excited anticipation, thousands of children and teens rushed the Monroeville Convention Center on the morning of Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Their eagerness wasn’t caused by a sporting event or famous singer at the center that morning. Instead, the children had come to plan for their futures at the Junior Achievement Inspire Career Fair.
Their enthusiasm was palpable. 2000 fifth grade and high school students from Western PA schools came out to meet with over 60 companies to learn more about the workforce and their place within it. Unlike most career fairs, this one was complete with lots of laughs, smiles, and surprisingly, selfies.
“I wondered what would reach these students, and what better than selfies!” said Theresa Davis, Information Delivery & Technology Manager for E. Holdings, Inc. The firm’s selfie photo prop was a hit with the students that day: more than 200 students took a photograph using the social media-inspired prop. But E. Holdings, Inc.’s team members were more concerned with getting students to think long-term and brainstorm about their career interests.
E. Holdings, Inc. team members chatted with students about the firm’s upcoming 2018 Summer Internship Program and prompted the youth to post their ideal career paths on a poster board in their booth. To their surprise, they quickly ran out of notes to fill.
“We ran out of sticky-notes, so I just told the kids to write their career choice beneath what someone else wrote–and they were glad to do so,” remarked Angela Souza, E. Holdings’ Deputy Communication Manager.
The youth seemed determined to turn their “…Dreams into Plans” like the career fair’s tagline. Surely, E. Holdings, Inc. can help them along the way with its upcoming internships in engineering, communications, and information technology.
E. Holdings Inc’s 2018 Summer Internship Program information will soon be posted on our website at www.eholdings.biz. Please frequent our News & Awards page for updates.
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E. Holdings, Inc. is a consulting firm which specializes in the implementation of effective public outreach, public and community relations programs, as well as urban and strategic planning with a focus on non-profit and governmental sectors. In order to help understand how people connect to their built environment, E. Holdings, Inc. provides technical services in the areas of professional engineering, project and program planning, infrastructure inspection, GIS-based mapping, assessments and evaluations, and data management and document control. We also provide information delivery and IT services.