September 10, 1999
High-tech fair matches students with in-state jobsWEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Indiana businesses will have the opportunity to recruit some of the state's brightest students at the "High-Tech Job Fair for Indiana Companies" on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms.
Companies that wish to participate must register in advance and pay a $125 fee. Participation will be limited to the first 100 companies that register by phone at (765) 494-6258; by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or through the Web site.
The job fair will include a brunch and information session from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Company representatives may screen candidates during the fair from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., then interview selected students that evening.
"Our first high-tech job fair attracted more than 3,000 students," McKinnis said. "Almost every company had a line of students to talk to during the entire five hours."
Among the 100 businesses expected to attend are employers involved with computer software, e-commerce, computer consulting, manufacturing, government, insurance and accounting. Many of these companies are household names, and others may not typically recruit on college campuses.
The fair, sponsored by the Schools of Agriculture, Engineering, Management, Science and Technology, is open to undergraduate and graduate students at all Purdue campuses.
Source: Dave McKinnis, (765) 494-6258; email@example.com
Writer: Jeanine Smith, (765) 496-3133; firstname.lastname@example.org
Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; email@example.com
Purdue agriculture, engineering, management, science and technology students looked for employment at the first High-Tech Job Fair for Indiana companies in 1998. (Purdue Photo by John Underwood)