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8th Annual IBS Career Fair Breaks Records

8th Annual IBS Career Fair Breaks Records in Company and Student Attendance

A Launching Pad for Global Opportunities
April 1, 2007

February 1st marked the 8th annual Career Fair which included 50 companies. The event was a resounding success, and represented a new record high in both company and student attendance, according to Katherine Prum, in Employer Relations at the Career Center. "We're are delighted at the breadth and depth of this year's slate of participating companies," she said. "We covered a vast range of firms, including financial services, technology, consumer products and consulting," she continued.

Representatives from firms such as Deloitte and Touche, Ocean Spray, Bloomberg, IBM and Eduventures were on hand to answer student questions, present company information and solicit resumes. Employers were also very enthusiastic about this year's turnout.

Timothy B. Cox, a senior finance recruiter at Raytheon was particularly excited about the IBS students he encountered. "I've met too many great candidates today," he explained. Jim Burrows, vice president of data services at Lewtan Technologies shared that his firm has enjoyed long standing success with Brandeis students. "We've had a dozen students over the last three to four years and they're outstanding. We're back looking for more," he said.

IBS students found the event to be valuable on a number of different levels. Emily Rumanek, a M.A. candidate, shared that the career fair gave her "a great opportunity to learn about companies first hand that I wouldn't have thought of."

Rumanek also explained that the fair helped her hone her networking skills and she expects a few of her conversations will translate into job interviews in the future.