On November 3rd, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Virtual Career Fair. Those who attend will gain exclusive insider access to top internships and employers, including the opportunity to engage with representatives from a number of employers. Additionally, the fair will feature exciting new job postings, informative panel discussions, and a keynote speaker event.
The following organizations will be sponsoring the fair and will have representatives on hand at the event for attendees to meet with individually.
For nearly half a century, Infosys has been on a global leader in digital services and consulting. Infosys offers its award-winning InStep Global Internship Program for undergraduate, graduate, MBA and PhD students from top academic institutions around the world. The program offers competitive compensation, valuable networking possibilities, and the opportunity to gain meaningful, hands on experience while working on new and emerging technologies.
Abbott is committed to helping people live better lives through the power of health, and has been on the cutting edge of nutrition products, diagnostic and medical technology, and pharmaceuticals for over 100 years. The company serves more than 160 countries worldwide, with more than 100,000 professionals working to create new possibilities for people at all stages of life. Abbott’s well-known internship program offers students a meaningful experience, along with next level engineering and healthcare immersion.
The Home Depot
When founders Bernie Marcus and Arthur Bank realized their vision for a better home improvement store, The Home Depot was born. Home Depot doesn’t just sell parts and tools, but also provides knowledge and expertise, and teaches its consumers how to work better. The company is known for holding DIY clinics, workshops, and one-on-one sessions with customers. Additionally, Home Depot offers a challenging and immersive internship program where students get the opportunity to work on projects that directly impact the business.
Bain & Company
Bain & Company is a global consultancy firm with 59 offices in 37 countries. The firm works alongside its clients with a shared ambition to achieve extraordinary results, and define the future. Throughout its history, Bain & Company has placed an emphasis on the success of its clients, and proudly maintains the highest level of client advocacy in the industry. The company offers a summer internship program for top-performing undergraduate and MBA students, providing interns with in-depth training, exposure to real casework, and the ability to participate in key meetings and networking events.
Plante Moran is among the largest certified public accounting, audit, tax, consulting, and wealth management firms in the United States. The firm has both domestic and international offices in the U.S., China, India, Japan, and Mexico, and serves its clients in a variety of accounting areas. The company offers a varied internship program that allows interns to engage with a number of client projects relating to tax, audit, consulting, and wealth management practices.
Trinity Life Sciences
Trinity is a consulting firm that supports clients that specialize in the biotech and pharmaceutical fields. Since its founding in 1996, Trinity has been one of the fastest-growing consulting firms in the healthcare industry, owing to its commitment to clients, passion for the life sciences, and depth of expertise in the industry. Trinity’s Associate Consultant Internship exposes students to a wide variety of strategic business issues in the life sciences industry.
M&T Bank is a bank holding company with roots that can be traced back to the mid-1800s. The company provides a number of services including retail and commercial banking, investment management, and private banking. Since 1976, M&T Bank has experienced a gain in profits in every single quarter, and is ranked on the Fortune 500 list. M&T Bank’s Campus Development Program is available to undergraduates and students who are pursuing an MBA.
Huntington is one of the largest banks in the United States, with more than 1,000 offices in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Colorado, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The company is ranked on the Fortune 500 list, and as of 2021 it was the top lender of small business administration (SBA) loans. Huntington provides its customers with a variety of products and services relating to banking, payments, wealth management, and risk management.
UScellular is one of the largest wireless carriers in the United States. The company operates upon its unique "Dynamic Organization" business model, which encourages its leadership team and associates to strive for excellence when providing customer care. UScellular provides high quality wireless service, with 99% of its current customers enjoying 5G+ speeds.
US Department of Energy
The US Department of Energy is working towards a clean energy future for communities across the United States. Its current priorities include combating climate change, creating good-paying union jobs, and promoting energy justice. The US Department of energy offers a number of programs for students and recent graduates, such as internships, volunteer programs, and its Pathways program.
How to Register for the Fair
The Diversity & Inclusion in Internships Virtual Career Fair will be held on November 3rd from 10am ET to 3pm ET. College students, recent graduates, entry-level job seekers, and seasoned professionals of all backgrounds will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from each of the event’s sponsors, along with representatives from other firms.
The career fair is free, and is an entirely virtual event. Registration is easy, and those interested in attending can sign up here.
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