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Thursday, March 1, 2012
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Career fair at UNH

March 6 Career Fair Booked to Capacity

Some of the most highly regarded employers in the region and in the nation are coming to Durham on Tuesday seeking some of the most highly regarded talent in this sluggish economy: UNH students.

With more than 90 employers on hand, the Granite State Room is booked to capacity for the annual Career and Internship Fair, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Memorial Union Building. And that’s no surprise to UNH career advisers who talk with recruiters.

“Despite what people may read about the economy, companies are still hiring college students,” says Judy Spiller, associate provost for Academic Achievement and Support. “They are particularly interested in well-trained, enthusiastic, skilled people, especially in the more technical areas.”

The fair is open only to UNH students, and more than 1,000 are expected to attend, from first-year students to graduating seniors to graduate students. “It’s an internship fair as well, so it’s worth checking into even if you’re not graduating right away,” Spiller says.

Employers attending the fair represent diversity across industries and regions, including high-tech companies, social service agencies, retailers, manufacturers, health care providers, media, finance, and federal agencies. See the full list.

Spiller advises that students who want to be considered for positions come dressed professionally, do research about the companies they want to talk with beforehand, and are prepared for questions and answers. The Advising and Career Center offers tips on preparing for the fair: Do's and Don'ts and How Not to Go to a Fair.

Written by Jim Graham, UNH Editorial and Creative Services.