Employers represented at the Job Fair included:
- Health Care: The North Broward Hospital District, Holy Cross Hospital
- Government: The City Of Miami, the Broward County Commission, the Broward
County Library System
- Education: Broward County Public Schools, Miami-Dade
County Public Schools
- Retail: City Furniture, 7-11
- Law Enforcement: The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Broward Sheriff's Office
The FAU Davie campus Job Fair, held last month, showed that a career development event is about both jobs and community partnerships.
More than 400 students attended the fair, where they met with representatives from 49 employers in business, government, health care, education, engineering and other areas. While the fair opened doors for students nearing graduation, it also served students at all levels by helping them develop networking and interviewing skills. “Even if they aren’t ready for a job yet, it’s a good learning experience,” said Roger Nielsen, acting associate director of the Broward campuses’ Career Development Center.
The Job Fair, in true FAU Davie spirit, was a full-campus event that brought together staff from Student Affairs and other campus services to work for its success. The fair also served to highlight FAU’s strong ties with community businesses and organizations, including Holy Cross Hospital and City Furniture, which will be honored in March by the Broward campuses as outstanding community and corporate partners.
Carolyn A.R. Stewart was named the new assistant vice president of community relations for the Broward campuses. Stewart will design and lead University programs that build and strengthen FAU’s partnerships and community relationships in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Stewart received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from St. Thomas University and is currently completing a doctorate in adult education and human resource development at Florida International University. She has served FAU for nearly a decade as associate director of the Broward campuses’ Career Development Center. During that time, Stewart initiated unique networking programs, such as the Career Advisory Council, that connect FAU students with community and business professionals.
She has 20 years of experience developing and leading career development programs, at Miami Dade College as well as at FAU. In 2006, she was awarded the Outstanding Career Practitioner Award from the National Career Development Association, the Silver Award in the Career Category from the National Association of Student Professional Administrators and the Presidential Leadership Award by FAU.
Stewart’s title, as well as the title of her department, is in the process of change from “University Advancement – Broward” to “Office of Community Relations – Broward.” The organizational name change will more effectively define the office's role, which is to develop programs that build and maintain FAU's presence in the county. The name change will also allow a clearer definition of development activities in Broward as the responsibility of University Advancement.
“As assistant vice president of community relations, Carolyn Stewart will bring all of her experience—as well as her energy, deep enthusiasm and commitment—to serving the University and the Broward community,” said Dr. Joyanne Stephens, FAU’s vice president for Broward campuses.