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URI Career Services offers opportunities to employers, job seekers

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Job fairs offered on Kingston campus this fall

KINGSTON, R.I. --September 28, 2006 -- The University of Rhode Island’s Career Services will host a series of job fairs this fall to help match jobs with job seekers. The general public, URI alumni, and URI students—undergrads, seniors and graduate students-- as well as students from other colleges and university are welcome to attend. All events are free to job seekers and held at the University’s Kingston campus. For more detailed information go to http://career.uri.edu. Here’s what’s scheduled:

Engineering and Technology Job Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 11, Memorial Union Ballroom, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More than 50 employers are anticipated to attend. Companies in the computer software and hardware, biotechnology, manufacturing, government, engineering, insurance, education, chemical, aerospace fields, and more are looking for mechanical, civil, electrical, computer engineers, computer scientists and others for full-time jobs and internships. Great opportunity for this and next year’s graduating class, as well as undergraduates and others, to network and learn about different industries.


Job and Internship Fair and Graduate School Expo

Thursday, Oct. 26, Ryan Center, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Individuals attending this event will be able to explore job and internship opportunities ranging from full-time, part-time, permanent, and temporary positions in all industries. College graduates are offered the opportunity to explore various post-graduation options. This event gives employers the opportunity to speak with undergraduate, graduating and graduate students, from URI’s colleges –arts and sciences, business administration, engineering, environment and life sciences, human science and services, nursing, pharmacy, and oceanography. This format generally draws more than 500 job seekers and 80-100 organizations to the Ryan Center.

Nursing Job Fair

Friday, Nov. 17
College of Nursing, White Hall, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Employers have a chance to talk with students and alumni from URI’s College of Nursing about their organization and the opportunities that exist. More than 150 candidates interested in obtaining full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities generally attend this fair which draws over 50 employing organizations.

Companies interested in participating in these job fairs may register online at http://career.uri.edu/jobfairs.shtml. For questions, contact Audrey Tessier, Manager of Employer Services, URI Career Services, at 401 874 4012 or atessier@uri.edu.