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September 10, 1999

High-tech fair matches students with in-state jobs

WEST 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.

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"It's the only job recruitment event at Purdue that limits companies to hiring specifically for in-state job openings," said Dave McKinnis, associate director of the Technical Assistance Program. "The intent of this fair is to provide Indiana employers with an opportunity to compete with national and international companies for hard-to-find, high-tech graduates."

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; 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;

Writer: Jeanine Smith, (765) 496-3133;

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;


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)

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