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In just a few days, NJIT will welcome employers from as far away as California, Colorado, Arizona and Texas, and debut the Wellness and Events Center (WEC) as the new home for Career Development Services’ (CDS) career fairs. Yes, those seeking jobs along with those needing to fill them will all flock to the recently opened WEC on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., for the Spring 2018 Career Fair.

The new space will offer the more than 210 attending employers a modern, state-of-the-art venue to recruit NJIT students and alumni. CDS expects the fair will attract some 2,700 jobseekers and those looking for internship and co-op opportunities.

“We are delighted to host our Spring Career Fair in the WEC. It is a tremendous space that is allowing us to increase the number of employers who attend, while reducing much of the congestion that existed in prior smaller venues,” noted Greg Mass, CDS executive director. “The WEC is enabling us to attain our goal for creating a comfortable and conversation-conducive environment for all those who participate.”

Throughout the fair, CDS will fully utilize the enormous digital scoreboard in the WEC. “We will use it to recognize our sponsors, post announcements and remind students to use Career Fair Navigator, the official NJIT CDS career fair management tool,” Mass said.

“This semester will be my first time attending the career fair,” commented Ann-Marie Walker, a chemical engineering junior interested in securing a summer internship. “I am really excited to meet with all the employers in our brand new, state-of-the-art facility. I feel that meeting the employers in a much bigger space will result in a more comfortable engagement between student candidates and employers. I'm looking forward to an enjoyable experience.”

Added Ainsworth John-Mahon, a senior IT major, “There's plenty of opportunities for both students and employers to capitalize on at this semester's career fair, and I find that having all of these opportunities presented in our new WEC center will be a huge morale booster for everyone involved.”

The Spring 2018 Career Fair is expected to draw some 2,700 students and graduates looking for jobs, internships and co-ops.