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Corporate Attendance At Clarkson Career Fair Unchanged Despite Downturn In Economy

More than 90 companies are scheduled to attend this year’s annual fall Career Fair at Clarkson University. Although the economic downturn has reduced the number of job opportunities available, Clarkson graduates, with their strong technical and leadership skills, remain in high demand.

The Career Fair provides a forum for Clarkson students and corporate recruiters and company representatives to get together and discuss career opportunities. It takes place this year on Thursday, September 19, in Clarkson’s Educational Resources Center and Cheel Campus Center.

“The number of companies participating in our Career Fair is unchanged from previous years, despite the serious downturn in the nation’s economy,” said Kathryn Johnson, executive director of the Career Center at Clarkson. “This speaks volumes about the reputation and competitiveness of Clarkson graduates. Employers understand that the multidisciplinary focus of the Clarkson education means that our graduates already have the teamwork and problem-solving skills that they seek.”

The companies scheduled to attend come from across the United States, representing a cross-section of career opportunities for most majors. Companies such as Alcoa, Accenture, Corning, Eastman Kodak, ExxonMobil, General Electric, O’Brien & Gere, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, Procter & Gamble and Xerox will be present. Students can talk with recruiters, learn about career options and secure co-ops, internships and post-graduate positions.

Corporate recruiters will also participate in panel discussions during “Job Search Jump Start” on Friday, September 20, in the Cheel Campus Center.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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