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NJIT To Host Largest-Ever Spring Career, Co-Op and Internship Fair on March 5

WHAT: More than 2,400 job-seekers are expected to attend NJIT’s Spring Career, Co-op, and Internship Fair on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Slated to be a tremendous success, the event marks the fourth consecutive campus fair that has filled to capacity with participating employers.

WHO: NJIT’s Executive Director of Career Development Services Gregory Mass, who is available to discuss the job outlook for May graduates, said that the career fair had been aggressively marketed since November 2013 with the goal of having the largest and most diverse group of industries in attendance. “NJIT students have a wide array of career objectives and we sought to ensure that there would be ample opportunities for all those who attend,” Mass said.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center and the Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility, NJIT campus, Newark, New Jersey

BACKGROUND: Among the 180 organizations registered to attend is first-time attendee Amazon Corp., based in Seattle, Washington. Other participants include AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Prudential, Verizon, and the Liberty Science Center. For more information: http://www.njit.edu/cds/

• Perhaps the most significant trend is the continued increasing demand for paid interns and co-op students. Close to 70 percent of the registered employers are seeking students for summer and fall assignments.

• Employers are especially interested in hiring students who major in information technology, computer science and engineering. “But we are also seeing a dramatic rise in the demand for our architecture students,” Mass said.

• Employers have also expressed a keen interest in connecting with NJIT’s student leaders. To accommodate this request, NJIT’s Career Development Services will once again host a pre-career brunch for company representatives and student professional association members. Among the groups participating will be the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), IEEE, and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 

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.