Hiatt Fall Career Fair attracts more companies to campus

70 employers from diverse field will meet Brandeisians in Levin Ballroom

Photo/Mike Lovett

Students and company representatives at last year's career fair. Numbers for 2010 are up.

Despite a 9 percent unemployment rate in Massachusetts and similar jobless rates across the country, the number of employers coming to campus to network with Brandeis students and alumni continues to rise.

Among the major reasons are events like Brandeis University's Fall 2010 Career Fair, sponsored by the Hiatt Career. On Tuesday, Sept. 28, from 12 to 3 p.m., more than 70 employers from diverse fields will gather in the Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center, for this year's career fair.

"We are excited by the wide array of employers who have decided to join us," said Joe Du Pont, dean of the Hiatt Career Center. "But we want to stress to students that we are doing a lot of creative things this year to attract more employers than ever to campus. There is much more to come."

The Fall Career Fair is Brandeis' largest employer recruiting event of the year. More than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all schools and departments are expected to attend. The event is a great opportunity for students to make lasting connections with employers who seek to recruit Brandeis students and recent alumni for internships, fellowships and full-time jobs. Employers represent a wide range of fields including health care, education, biotech and science research, finance and consulting, business, marketing communications, human services and government.

Recent Brandeis graduate Noor Narula exemplifies the networking power of career fairs. "At the beginning of my junior year, I met an alumnus from Staples Inc. at Brandeis University's Fall 2008 Career Fair, and our networking discussions led to interviews and an amazing internship in the summer of 2009," said Narula. The skills Narula developed as an intern and the support she received from Hiatt helped her secure a full-time position with Staples as a marketing campaign analyst when she graduated.

Narula returns to campus to help current students at the Sept. 28 Fall 2010 Career Fair. "This year, I look forward to representing my employer and providing students with insights about jobs and internships, including the many exciting and diverse opportunities at Staples Inc.," Narula said.

The fair is one of many Hiatt events that attract major employers to campus. Upcoming events include Hiatt's Government Careers Forum on Oct. 20, and Biotech, Healthcare and Science Summit on Nov. 4. Visit the Hiatt Career Center website for more details on the Fall 2010 Career Fair and for a full listing of upcoming events designed to help students make meaningful connections in any job market.

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