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

MEDIA ADVISORY: NJIT To Host on Feb. 29 Largest-Ever Spring Career Fair

More than 150 employers will attend the NJIT Spring Career, Co-op and Internship Fair -- the largest ever at NJIT.  Employers will hire May graduates but also hire underclassmen for summer internships.  These internships often lead to full-time jobs.  Journalists are welcome to attend the fair and interview recruiters and students.   For more information, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxfY206BPRo

WHO: Gregory Mass, executive director of NJIT Career Development Services, is available to discuss the job outlook for May graduates. “The job market is stronger than it’s been since 2008 and graduates of science and technology-based disciplines are in high demand,” said Mass.  Majors in demand include computer science, information technology, business information systems and computer and electrical engineering.”

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center and Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility.

BACKGROUND: Corporations attending the fair include GE, Colgate-Palmolive, Johnson & Johnson, Apple, and AT&T.  Government agencies include U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Recruiters from an array of industries including IT consulting, financial services, engineering services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and telecommunications will attend. 

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 11,400 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 cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.