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WestPACS Job fair to be held March 28; geared to recent grads and students

3/12/2012 —


10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 28

More than 120 national and local employers offering internships and jobs will be on hand at the Western Pennsylvania Career Services (WestPACS) Association Spring Job and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pa.

Recruiters from a wide variety of industries including telecommunications, engineering, technologies, health care, government, human services, retail, hospitality and financial services will attend. The fair is geared toward fall 2011 and spring 2012 graduates and recent alumni with program certificates and degrees in all majors. There are also many internship opportunities for current undergraduates.

Jim Shields, career services coordinator at Penn State New Kensington, is an executive board member of WestPACS. According to Shields, the event features full- and part-time employment, internship and co-op opportunities, both regionally and nationally.

"Job seekers will be able to discuss current openings and network with employers hiring in more than 22 career fields," said Shields. "It is the biggest job fair event for college students and graduates in western Pennsylvania.”

Sponsored by the WestPACS Consortium of 44 colleges and universities in western Pennsylvania, the job fair is open to students and graduates from two- and four-year degree programs. Registration is free for Penn State New Kensington students and graduates who preregister by March 26 on the WestPACS website at www.westpacs.org or in the campus’ Career Services office located in the Academic and Career Success Center on the lower level of the Student Union Building, adjacent to the bookstore. Jim Shields can be reached at 724-334-6065 or xjs8@psu.edu via email.

Walk-in registration is also available with a cost of $10 collected at the door. Parking is free. A resume and professional dress is required for entrance into the fair.

For more information on career assistance at Penn State New Kensington, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/StudentServices/CareerServices/careers.htm online.

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