UNH Media Relations
DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire's Career Center invites employers to participate in premier spring recruiting events -- two industry-specific career and internship fairs for students in February.
On Feb. 20, 2007, UNH will hold a fair focused on liberal arts, nonprofits and business. On Feb. 28, 2007, UNH will hold a fair geared toward engineering, technology, health and science industries. More than 400 students are expected to attend each fair. Prior to the fairs in the morning, coffee receptions are offered for employers interested in connecting with students, alumni and faculty in an informal setting.
“UNH is dedicated to supporting the employers in New Hampshire and the surrounding communities. These fairs offer an opportunity for employers to connect with the talented students at UNH who may ultimately be their future leaders,” says Bethany Cooper, associate director of career support at UNH. “Graduating seniors are focused on landing a job offer now for May, while younger students are eager to find ‘real world’ experience in the form of internships.”
Students attend career seminars during the semester to help them develop resumes and interviewing skills in preparation for the job and internship search process.
The flagship public research university in the state, UNH has more than 11,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 graduate students. It offers more than 100 different majors in subjects ranging from art to zoology. Undergraduate research programs have funded hundreds of student projects in dozens of fields on six continents.
The career fairs are sponsored by The Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire http://www.nhbia.org/ and offer employers an opportunity to meet undergraduate and graduate students interested in internships and jobs. The BIA is New Hampshire’s state chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, representing more than 400 members. Through advocacy with state legislators and regulators, BIA works to promote a healthy business climate and robust economic future for New Hampshire.