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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

NJIT Career Fair Tomorrow To Draw 170 Companies, Way More Than Usual

Want to check the pulse of New Jersey’s economy? What better way to learn what employers want than to spend time tomorrow at NJIT’s 19th semi-annual career fair. More then 170 companies have registered to attend—a number 40 percent higher than usual.   About 100 employers will seek individuals to fill full-time spots.  The rest are looking for part-time workers, interns, co-op students and people for  summer jobs.   

Companies on campus tomorrow will include Apple Inc., Alcatel-Lucent, Colgate-Palmolive, ExxonMobil, Infineum, U.S. Navy and more. For the full list see:  http://www.njit.edu/cds/docs/cf_partemp.pdf.  The fair runs from 12:30-5 p.m. in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center and the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility on the NJIT campus.  ATTENTION EDITORS: To attend, contact Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436.

Employers will represent the fields of engineering and architecture, manufacturing, information-technology, business and financial services, health services and telecommunications, government agencies and more. 

Counselors advise that to be successful at a career fair, students should develop a game plan. Study company websites, decide on 10 or 12 employers to visit and research those employers as much as possible.

Students should remember that they’ll only have a few minutes to talk with each employer. Pitches should be crafted to demonstrate knowledge, confidence and awareness. Employers are impressed with students who have taken the time to learn about their organizations, say counselors. Conversely, they are unimpressed by unprepared students.

In addition to this fair and one in the spring, NJIT’s Career Development Services offer year-round workshops to help students strengthen marketing skills. For more information, please visit http://www.njit.edu/cds/employers/careerfair/partemp.php.

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.