Upcoming job fairs at New Kensington planned for alumni, students

The Office of Career Services at Penn State New Kensington has scheduled two job fairs: Penn State Spring Career Days and the Western Pennsylvania Career Services Association (WestPACS); to help recent and soon-to-be graduates get started on a career. Employers will be interviewing for full-time positions, internships and summer jobs at both events.

Spring Career Days run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, March 26 and 27, in the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University Park. More than 400 national and regional employers will be recruiting in all technical and nontechnical majors. The event is the best opportunity for all Penn Staters, students and alumni, to meet with major state and national recruiters. Not only is this an excellent opportunity to gain employment but it is a great learning experience and offers "real life" practice for professional presentation, interviewing and networking skills.

WestPACS is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, at the Monroeville Convention Center along Route 22 in Monroeville, Pa. The job events are open to current students and graduates of two- and four-year programs. 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 2013 and spring 2014 graduates and recent alumni with program certificates and degrees in all majors. There are also many internship opportunities for current undergraduates.

In addition to Spring Days and WestPACS, Penn State New Kensington hosts Career Days from 12:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 8, in the Athletics Center. Open to Penn State students and alumni, the job and internship fair provides an opportunity to meet and network with local businesses, learn about careers in various majors and generate leads on internships or jobs.

Held in conjunction with the annual Research and Creative Exposition, Career Day provides opportunities for local organizations to learn about the many research and creative projects happening at the campus.

Registration for all events can be made by contacting Jim Shields at 724-334-6065 or xjs8@psu.edu.

For more on job fairs and career events at the campus, visit http://www.nk.psu.edu/StudentServices/CareerServices/29179.htm.

For more on Penn State Spring Career Days, visit http://careerfairs.psu.edu/spring/.

For more on WestPACS, visit http://www.westpacs.org/.

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Last Updated January 22, 2014