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Rutgers holds career fair with more than 400 employers

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Yesterday, Rutgers began hosting a three-day Career & Internship Mega Fair, expecting record-breaking attendance, according to Rutgers Today.

Formerly known as the University Career Services, the now Career Exploration and Success (CES) will host more than 400 employers at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) on Livingston campus. Rutgers students, from undergraduates to alumni, will be able to network with employers for full-time, part-time or internship opportunities in a wide range of fields. 

Monday is aimed toward students looking for technology-related positions, and the other two days include both technology and non-technology opportunities.

“Employer demand is on the rise, especially for tech roles right now, so there is an added day dedicated to make sure students interested in tech-based roles can connect with employers,” said William Jones, senior director at CES. “Over the three days, around half the employers are hiring for both tech and non-tech positions and 162 are seeking to fill tech-only positions. One of the greatest additions is the 71 organizations willing to sponsor international students because that can prove to be one of the biggest challenges for students aiming to make a life here.” 

Some of the organizations present will be Audible, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Dow Jones & Company, Vitech Systems Group, Vonage and more.

Rutgers holds drop-in resume critique clinics with employer volunteers and partnered with JCPenney inviting students to receive discounts on clothing at the store.

“With a record number of incoming Rutgers students this fall, and 121 organizations willing to hire sophomores and 69 willing to hire first-years, many of the students will be meeting these employers for the very first time. The JCPenney partnership will provide discounts of up to 60 percent for students and help them to make a lasting first impression at the fair,” Jones said. 

CES is also launching a #RutgersWorks Free Tuition Challenge, with one of the challenges being attendance at the career fair. Those in the challenge will be entered in a drawing to win free tuition for the following semester, along with a $50 gift card raffle every month.

“There will be many opportunities this fall semester for students to utilize our resources that will increase their chance at landing a great career or internship, and the free tuition will be a great bonus,” said Kaitlyn Zullo, associate director at CES.  

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