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30 Years--Great Careers!!!

The Challenge Consortium began 30 years ago when career services professionals from several regional liberal arts schools formed a group to help their students connect with employers seeking to hire talented graduates. Challenge events provide an opportunity to meet some of the brightest young people from Virginia’s prestigious liberal arts institutions. The premiere event, typically held in November, was the Challenge Job and Internship Fair, which enjoyed much success from students and employers alike. Over the years, over 700 organizations participated in the fair, and many of our students received job and internship offers from top area companies.

In an effort to stay current with trends, the Challenge Consortium is refocusing the traditional job and internship fair. In 2013, we will be holding an invitation only, special-focus event featuring federal agencies. In February 2014, Career Premiere will be held in Roanoke, VA and students from Challenge institutions are encouraged to attend.

IN THE NEWS: The Challenge Job & Internship Fair was featured on the evening news broadcasts of WSET, with a story entitled Students Diversify Themselves in Job Fair. WSET is the local ABC affiliate in Lynchburg, and also sponsored a booth at the fair.