Several Marymount California University students and faculty members participated in the annual Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) Business Expo and Showcase (which this year had a surf’s up island theme!).
More than 125 businesses, non-profit organizations, and eateries from the Torrance region were represented, providing even more networking and employer outreach opportunities for MCU’s Internship & Career Planning Office. In addition to providing an opportunity for one of our current students to proudly represent our institution, speak about his experience, and engage in professional development and networking, the event was a big success for the entire community — and for MCU in particular —
In addition to Roshni D. Lal, Assistant Director of Career Planning & Employer Relations, MCU peer advisor, student-athlete and accounting major Esomchi Tobe Enenwali attended the event as a guest of the university. President Brian Marcotte was also in attendance and delivered a speech to the group of networking experts in attendance.
“I was very honored and grateful to have the opportunity to represent my university to companies, members of the community, and parents of potential students,” Enenwali said. “Marymount California University provides its students with the resources they need to develop as individuals, as well as the opportunity to network with those who are critical to our overall development and success. Experiencing the EXPO setting and meeting the people there provided me with a true feeling of what it’s like to be a working professional in the real world. The knowledge that this experience would only enhance my networking abilities and help me stand out to possible companies is comforting.”
“Despite the fact that this was MCU’s second year at the EXPO, as members of the Torrance Chamber Education & Workforce Committee, this was our first opportunity to participate as an exhibitor,” Lal noted. “MCU’s capacity to connect and interact with a wide and numerous pool of employers and people of the community is what allows the university to give its students and alumni a diverse and numerous pool of internship and employment opportunities.” We are thrilled to continue our participation in this unrivaled yearly event with a subject that is both educational and entertaining! The theme for this year was Surfs-Up, which is ideal for Mariners who want to catch a wave!”
As a consequence of MCU’s participation in events such as the TACC Expo, students and alumni will continue to benefit immensely from the many additional internship and employment opportunities that will become available on Mariner Career Connect in the future.
“The Business Networking Expo was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet many new ones—it was a crowded house from a diverse cross-section of Torrance businesses and organizations,” President Marcotte said. Even though the evening was educational, it was also a lot of fun, thanks to the high energy and shared goals of the participants.”