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.