Center for Career and Professional Development To Host Annual Spring Career Fair Feb. 13
The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) will host the annual Spring Career Fair Wednesday, Feb. 13. Rensselaer undergraduate and graduate students will have an opportunity to meet and talk with more than 300 representatives from more than 117 public and private-sector
The event will be held in the Alumni Sports and Recreation Center (Armory) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Now in its 12th year, the fair is designed to help students think ahead to potential full-time, co-op, internship, or summer employment opportunities.
This year, 37 employers participating in the fair hail from New York state and the Northeast, including several Capital Region-based companies. More than 30 employers are new to recruiting at Rensselaer. Participating companies Google, Apple Inc., Blue Sky Studios, Originate, and Palantir Technologies. According to the CCPD, career fairs create an opportunity for employers to meet with many students informally in a relatively short period of time. For students, attending career fairs is an ideal way to network with prospective employers, obtain information about various industries, and generate a list of contacts.
The overall mission of the center is to be a catalyst in the development of Rensselaer students to become world leaders in a technologically based global economy. The center is focused on providing programs and services to assist students in discovering and clarifying career choices, and to teach them to manage their careers effectively.
For more information, visit www.rpi.edu/dept/cdc/index.html.