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Students prepare for Winter Career Fair

Charitha Isanaka | Monday, January 28, 2013

Suit up: The Winter Career Fair will bring potential employers to the Joyce Center today to network with Notre Dame students.

This event, which will last from 4 to 8 p.m., is open to all students.

According to Go Irish, the University’s Career Center site, 146 firms will be attending the event. They will represent a variety of industries, from healthcare IT, financial, nonprofit, accounting, engineering, marketing, government, higher education, consumer product, sales and other industries.

Kevin Monahan, assistant director at the Career Center, said he is unaware of other career fairs with such immense opportunities like the University’s.

“I don’t know of any other career fair that will offer the diversity of employment and internship opportunities as the Winter Career and Internship Fair [today],” he said.

Monahan said Acco Brands, Cerner, Liquidity Services, SAP, Catholic Charities, Jarden Home Brands, Lutron, Nuveen and Greenlee Textron are all new organizations that will be attending the fair this semester.

Thirty-five employers will be interviewing potential student hires the day after the fair and many others will be returning later in the semester, Monahan said.

Prior to the Winter Career and Internship Fair will be the Diversity Reception from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Monogram Room in the Joyce Center.

According to the Career Center website, the Diversity Reception was “created as a venue for organizations that embrace diversity to connect with students through networking, has continued to grow in participation.

The site also advertises the numerous participants in last year’s reception.

“Over 150 students participated, along with more than 200 recruiters representing over 100 organizations,” the website stated.

 “We have a four-part blog series available at irishcareerman.wordpress.comthat provides tips on preparing for the career fair,” Monahan said. “The series contains steps on how to prepare for the fair, best utilize one’s time at the fair, steps to take after the fair and common mistakes.”

Visit Go Irish to view the most current list of employers.