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Fall Career Fair 2000 Largest In Clarkson's History

The annual fall Career Fair at Clarkson University, where Clarkson students talk to corporate recruiters and interview for jobs, is bursting at the seams. “We’ve broken a record this year with 100 companies attending,” said Kathryn Johnson, executive director of the Career and Professional Development Center.

The Career Fair is running from Monday, September 18, through Wednesday, September 20 at the Educational Resource Center (ERC) and the Cheel Campus Center.

“Clarkson has the kind of talent that the corporate world is looking for,” said Johnson. “There is a strong market for most majors -- and the multidisciplinary focus of the Clarkson education means that our graduates already have the teamwork and problem-solving skills the companies seek.”

The main part of the Career Fair will take place on Tuesday, September 19, and Wednesday, September 20. The companies in attendance come from across the United States, representing a cross-section of career opportunities. Students can talk to recruiters, learn about career opportunities and secure internships, co-ops and permanent positions.

“Companies are finding out that if they wait too long they are not able to hire everyone that they need, not to mention finding the top talent,” said Johnson, pointing out that the Career and Professional Development Center has already filled all the available slots in October for corporate on-campus interviews. “There is a push to identify and recruit students early in their senior year. We don’t have enough Clarkson graduates in certain areas to meet the demand.”

In a preliminary event on Monday afternoon, students had the opportunity to meet -- and make a great first impression with -- Clarkson’s most competitive and established corporate recruiters.  Question-and-answer sessions and a corporate panel took place on Monday.  Companies such as Alcoa, Andersen Consulting, Corning, Eastman Kodak, ExxonMobil, General Electric, Gleason Works, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, Procter & Gamble and Xerox were represented.

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