Current students, new alumni invited to WestPACS job fair

WestPACS is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13, at the Monroeville Convention Center on Route 22 in Monroeville, Pa. The job fair events are open to current students and graduates of two- and four-year programs.

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. 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 2012 and spring 2013 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 11 on the WestPACS website at 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. For more information, contact Jim Shields at 724-334-6065 or

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

The next job fair is Spring Career Days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 20 and 21, in the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University Park. For more information, visit

For more information on career assistance at Penn State New Kensington, visit online.


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Last Updated March 06, 2013