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Unicruit's Big East Virtual Career Fair Brings the Career Fair to College Students, Alumni and Employers

Nov 03, 2010 (01:11 PM EDT)
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More Than 40 Employers and Thousands of Students to Participate

CHICAGO, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Studios Unicruit today announced that thousands of Big East college students and alumni will participate at the Big East Virtual Career Fair (www.bigeastcareerfair.com) which is being produced in conjunction with the Big East Career Consortium.  The Big East Virtual Career Fair is scheduled to take place November 10, 2010 at 10:00 AM Eastern and is FREE of charge for college students and alumni.  The event will be available on demand until November 19th.

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The 16 Big East schools that will participate in the Big East Virtual Career Fair include Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, South Florida, Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia.  

"We are thrilled to participate in the Big East virtual career fair, and look forward to meeting with the thousands of students and alumni who will be attending the event. ACS-Xerox is always looking for ways to communicate with potential employees, and the Unicruit platform allows us the opportunity to meet as if in person with students and alumni from 16 colleges and universities in one day, and without having to send recruiters out to the actual campuses," said Kathy Stanislawski, Manager, Collective Talent Strategy, ACS, A Xerox Company.

"Given today's economic climate, and organizations' desire to reduce business travel costs, we wanted to provide a vehicle that would allow our students, alumni, and employers an opportunity to interact as if in person, but from the comfort and convenience of their home or office. The Big East Virtual Career Fair will complement the on campus recruiting efforts of each school, and provide employers an opportunity to engage our students," says Jacquline Chaffin, president of the Big East Career Consortium and director of The Career Center at Seton Hall. 

More than 40 industry leading employers and government agencies will participate at the Big East Virtual Career Fair.  They include:

  • ABC Supply Co., Inc.
  • ACS, a Xerox Company
  • ADP
  • Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS)
  • Amazon
  • AON Corporation
  • Batesville
  • Children's Place
  • City Year
  • Comerica
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Education Pioneers
  • First Investors Corp.
  • GEICO
  • Graybar
  • Hertz Corporation
  • IBM
  • ING DIRECT
  • Lockheed Martin
  • ManTech
  • Math for America
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • National Guard
  • National Security Agency
  • OpenLink Financial
  • P&G
  • Peace Corps
  • Performance Results Corporation
  • Progressive
  • Prudential
  • Sears Holding Corp
  • Sypris Electronics
  • Tek Systems
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors
  • T-Mobile
  • Uniexpat, Inc.
  • US Customs and Border Protection
  • US Space and Rocket Center
  • Vanguard
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Waste Management

"Unicruit brings the career fair to the world today's youth live and interact in.   They text, Facebook, tweet and rely on an immediacy of information available at their fingertips. It makes sense that employers looking to attract the best and the brightest would adopt an online strategy to meet and interact with students where they live each day, online," noted Kevin O'Brien, vice president of business development for UBM Studios.  "We are very pleased to be helping college students and alumni find employment in a challenging economy.  The success of our events reinforces the critical importance of our virtual career fairs."

To view a video tour on how the service works, go to:  www.unicruit.com/videotour.html

College students and alumni of the 16 Big East schools can sign up before November 10, 2010 at www.bigeastcareerfair.com.

For additional information on Unicruit or to inquire about sponsorship, contact Kevin O'Brien at kobrien@unicruit.com or (215) 525-5757 X101.

About the Big East Career Consortium

The Big East Career Consortium is a partnership of 16 college career centers of Big East Conference schools.  The network of schools spans 11 states in a region stretching from Rhode Island to Florida to Wisconsin.   The Big East Conference schools provide career services for more than 324,000 students and 2.4 million alumni.  We offer an unparalleled recruiting opportunity for employers and students.

About Unicruit

UBM Studios Unicruit is a university-centric job fair in which universities help students find work with corporations.  Unicruit.com partners with universities and corporations to create a digital environment which provides students with access to multiple employers.  The career fairs offer virtual booths; job postings; company videos; company presentations; live chat with company representatives; video interviewing; and resume and interview assistance.  Through a single campus or a regional event, recruiters are able to attend all campus career fairs to reach more campuses with less resources and no travel, while students are able to participate from the comfort of their dorm room.  For additional information on Unicruit, visit www.unicruit.com.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

Contact

Kevin O'Brien

Unicruit

(215) 525-5757 X101

kobrien@unicruit.com



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