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Clarkson University to Host Regional Small Employer Career/Internship Fair & Networking Event

Regional Colleges Collaborate with Small Businesses to Stem Brain Drain

The Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley (Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University, SUNY Canton, and SUNY Potsdam) and Penski Staffing will host the second annual Regional Small Employer Career/Internship Fair & Networking Event on Wednesday, March 7, at Clarkson University.

This program is specifically designed to collaborate with and to meet the needs of organizations located in the North Country and Adirondack region.

Businesses and non-profit organizations will have an opportunity to recruit students for short-term projects, as well as summer, semester, internship, volunteer, and full-time positions. Attendees will have a chance to meet with students from four area colleges and universities.

For organizations unfamiliar with internships, associated regulations, and university services, there will be two informational workshops held in the Clarkson University Student Center prior to the recruiting event.

The workshops, presented by small business and university representatives, will discuss how to utilize students to enhance business operations, as well as the legalities surrounding internships.

For more information on this regional initiative, please contact Jeffrey Taylor, director of the Clarkson University Career Center, at 315-268-6477. The entire program will take place on the 2nd floor of the Clarkson University Student Center.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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

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