Employers invited to speed-interviewing day at campus

Employers who want to expand their recruiting base are invited to participate in "Speed Recruiting Day," set from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at Penn State New Kensington.

Speed-interviewing is an emerging technique where employers and job seekers can explore potential opportunities in a short period of time. Under the format, employers and, in this case, campus students, will meet for eight to 10 minutes, form first impressions and assess possible matches. Speed-interviewing allows employers to share information about their organization with a wider audience. Although speed interviews do not replace traditional interviews, the format allows one-on-one interviews with select candidates.

A diverse field of both graduating seniors and underclassmen will be participating in the interviewing event. A majority of the campus students represent the disciplines of administration of justice, business, communications, engineering, information sciences and technology, and psychology.

Sponsored by the Penn State New Kensington Career Services office, the event was organized by Jim Shields, career services coordinator at the campus, and Stephanie DeMaro, regional job and internship developer for Penn State's western campuses. DeMaro, who was selected to the position recently, serves the campuses of Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington and Shenango. She works with area employers as well as career services staff, faculty and campus administrators on employer development, job and internship development, and facilitation of employer involvement with campuses, students and alumni. She works out of the career services offices at each campus

For more information, contact Shields at 724-334-6065 or jshields@psu.edu, or DeMaro, 724-773-3953 or saw163@psu.edu.

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Last Updated January 12, 2011