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Tech Hobnob Isn’t Your Average Career Fair

Tech Hobnob Isn’t Your Average Career Fair

hobnob16-1-webThe Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce recently partnered with the Gainesville Tech Council and CareerSource North Central Florida to host Tech Hobnob, an event connecting University of Florida and Santa Fe College students with Gainesville’s top technology companies.  Fifteen local tech employers and two community organizations met with more than 75 of the best and brightest local students studying in STEM areas to promote internship and job opportunities in Gainesville. This is the fourth time the Chamber has hosted this event, which originated after the Gainesville Tech Council identified a need for a tech industry-specific career fair. Tech Hobnob helps to make connections to prospective employers with students who are ready to transfer their talents from the classroom to the real world.

hobnob16-2-webExhibiting companies and organizations included:

  • ApexTek Labs
  • SharpSpring
  • 352, Inc.
  • Gainesville Dev Academy
  • Info Tech
  • Infinite Energy
  • Eventplicity
  • Shadow Health
  • Paracosm
  • SumTotal
  • Admiral
  • Fracture
  • Altavian
  • Mobiquity
  • StudyEdge
  • CareerSource North Central Florida
  • GAIN

The event was hosted by SharpSpring, a Gainesville based internet marketing company, in their location downtown in the Historic Firestone Building. Students enjoyed free pizza, drinks, free t-shirts, music by Genius Entertainment and a chance to win $100 gift card and two Fracture prints in the raffle. Special thanks to our event supporters: SharpSpring, Gator Domino’s and First Magnitude Brewing. Find out more about Tech Hobnob at www.hobnobgnv.com or on Facebook at Hobnob GNV.

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