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NJIT To Host Spring Career Fair on March 8

New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) annual spring Career Fair will be one of the largest ever, with 110 companies and government agencies coming to interview some 1,000 students.

The career fair, open to all NJIT students and alumni, will be held March 8, from 12:30-4 p.m. Most employers will assemble in the NJIT Athletic Center, at Warren and Lock Streets. But employers looking to hire computer science and information-technology majors will assemble in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.

“The economy has remained strong and organizations are once again investing in their information-technology (IT) infrastructures,” said Greg Mass, executive director of NJIT’s Career Development Center. “This has created a growing and sustained demand for graduates with computer science and IT majors. The job market for those majors was down sharply from 2001-2004, but today the demand is greatly improved. So much so that we have a large room set aside for employers such as IBM, Honeywell and Verizon who are looking to hire computer science and IT majors.”

(Editor’s Note: Reporters interested in attending the career fair and interviewing employers and students please contact Robert Florida at 973-596-5203.)

For information on the career fair, visit www.njit.edu/cds or call (973) 596-3646.

All signs show that this year’s graduates will enter a vibrant job market, said Mass.  His office has recently received more job postings from employers, has gotten more hits on its website from companies and has received more co-ops and internships for NJIT students. “It’s been the sharpest increase in the job market since 2000,” said Mass, “which is really good news for students.”

Examples of companies coming to the fair to recruit include IBM, Anheuser-Busch and Colgate-Palmolive. Employers from outside of the state that will attend the fair include Conexant, of Newport Beach, Calif.; PBS&J, of Tampa, Fl.; Toll Brothers, of Horsham, Penn.; and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, of Alexandria, Va.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.