Career Expert at NJIT Sees Annual Fair Drawing Companies and Government Agencies
Last year's fair drew 110 companies and more than 1400 students and alumni from NJIT and 40 other colleges. "We are expecting a large and diverse number of companies and government agencies to participate this year. We are starting to witness signs that the economy is becoming more stable and that many organizations are resuming hiring," says Greg Mass, executive director of the division.
Participants include Accutest Laboratories, Dayton, Ohio; Dow Jones & Co., Princeton; Schoor, DePalma Inc, Manalapan; Raytheon Company, Tewksbury, MA; Firmenich, Inc., Port Newark, Genzyme Biosurgery, Ridgefield; Sordoni Skanska Inc., Parsippany; and Anheuser Busch, Inc., St. Louis, Mo.
"NJIT's career fair gives participants exposure to over 1,200 entry-level technologically-savvy professionals, as well as recent alumni who seek to advance their careers," says Jane Gaertner, associate director of employer relations. "Ninety-five percent of the companies who have attended our fairs tell us that NJIT produces the best run events in the tri-state area."
The school provides participants with a display space, set-up assistance, and a hospitality suite throughout the fair.
Personnel at CDS also aggressively market the event to a wide audience of job seekers, resulting in employers meeting many relevant skilled candidates. Another event feature includes a catered luncheon where participants can eat with specially-arranged industry networking tables.
"We also invite our key faculty to attend and share research and important university initiatives with employers who attend," says Gaertner.
(NOTE: Reporters interested in attending this career fair, please contact Sheryl Weinstein at 973-596-3436 for directions and parking.)
NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university
enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and
doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges:
Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science
and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of
Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults
eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives
include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering,
environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials,
microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics.
Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.