Georgetown Entrepreneurship hosted its Third Annual Startup Career Fair to help Hoyas connect with high-growth companies in Washington DC. The two-hour event was held on March 3rd in the Social Room of the Healey Family Student Center at Georgetown University and featured 19 companies and 200 students.
Employees from the startups set up tables to talk with students about working for a high-growth startup, as well as the importance of networking in the startup world.
“The event was a great opportunity for students to not just connect with employers in search of a potential future internship, fellowship, or full-time job, but to learn more about the many differing aspects of working for a high-growth startup,” said Georgetown Entrepreneurship intern Hannah Kleban.
According to Kleban, one of the benefits of having a career fair for startups is that startups do not have formal recruiting processes, and so the event allows students to directly connect with a variety of startups in the DC area.
Lily Xu, a student volunteer at the event, added that “lots of students provided feedback that it was really helpful for them to talk to the employers to see what they are looking for, as well as how to practice how to network with others.”
Most importantly, Xu said, the fair provided exposure to students about the many startups operating in DC as well as the specific roles students can provide to the startups themselves.