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Unicruit Partners Helps Create Jobs in Connecticut

Posted on October 19, 2010

Unicruit Partners is helping to create jobs in Connecticut by hosting a large career fair.

UBM Studios Unicruit today announced the Big East Virtual Career Fair (www.bigeastcareerfair.com) will bring together more than 40 industry leading employers and government agencies as well as students and alumni of 16 colleges and universities that represent the Big East Career Consortium. Participating schools include Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, South Florida, Syracuse, Villanova, and West Virginia. The virtual career fair, which is free to attend for college students and alumni, will open on November 10, 2010 at 10 AM Eastern and will be available on demand until November 19th.

Unicruit is partnering with the Big East Career Consortium to deliver the fully interactive, 3D virtual career fair.

“The Big East Virtual Career Fair expands and enhances our efforts to connect students and alumni with some of the most prestigious and well-known private and government agencies in the U.S. Collaborating with Unicruit, we’re able to offer a new campus recruiting strategy that is not only convenient and cost effective for employers but provides a venue that is responsive to today’s college students comfort with social networking and connecting via technology driven environments,” said Dr. Drema Howard, Director of the University of South Florida Career Center and Vice-president of Technology and External Relations on the Big East Career Consortium Board of Directors.

A partial list of employers that will participate at the Big East Virtual Career Fair include:

* ADP
* AON
* GEICO
* ACS Xerox
* Comerica
* ABC Supply
* ManTech
* ING
* Amazon
* Peace Corps
* Qualcomm
* Hertz
* P&G
* Verizon
* Prudential
* Amazon
* Graybar
* USDA
* Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
* Sears Holdings
* Open Link
* Waste Management
* Progressive
* Peace Corps
* Vanguard
* Lockheed Martin
* US Space & Rocket Center
* SYPRIS
* Education Pioneers
* UniExpat Inc

The virtual career fair presents an excellent opportunity for participating employers to showcase their organizations to thousands of students and alumni. Each employer will have a customized virtual booth that will include full branding, videos, presentations, job postings, chat, resume exchange and video interviewing.

The virtual career fair is just like a traditional career fair, except that it takes place online. It allows students and alumni an opportunity to visit employer booths, view and apply for jobs, upload resumes, chat with recruiters, network with peers and video interview, all from the comfort and convenience of home. Because the career fair is virtual, it is cost effective; time efficient and environmentally friendly -the job seeker will only need a high speed internet connection to participate. And since no travel is required – the virtual fair opens the opportunities for individuals all over the country and provides employers with a wider talent pool to choose from.

“We’ve all been told that a college degree guarantees success. In today’s economic climate a college degree does not guarantee a job, but there are many employers out there who are actively and aggressively hiring college level talent,” said Kevin O’Brien, vice president of business development for UBM Studios. “We have created a revolutionary approach to career fairs targeted at university recruiting. This career fair allows recruiters to recruit on 16 campuses in one day – without the cost or burden of travel. Unicruit is the most cost effective, efficient and eco-friendly way to recruit college level talent. It brings the career fair to students who live and interact in a virtual world.”

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