Four fair chances for employers, SBU grads

Hire when ready: Students and would-be employers mix it up at a Stony Brook University 2016 Job & Internship Fair.

With the Spring 2017 semester begun and graduation closing in – just over 100 days and counting – Stony Brook University is hosting a four-headed career fair for its latest professional crop.

In February and March, thousands of university students – looking beyond their May 19 graduation date – will meet with recruiters in key technology and healthcare fields to discuss employment and internships. Hundreds of employers are expected to line up for the Stony Brook University Spring 2017 Job & Internship Fair, to be held over four days at the university’s Student Activities Center.

The SBU Career Center is now accepting applications from employers for one or more of the scheduled dates:

• Computer Science Job & Internship Fair, noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 9

• Engineering Job & Internship Fair, noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 10

• Business Job & Internship Fair, noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 17

• Healthcare, Research & Human Services Job & Internship Fair, noon to 3 p.m. March 3

Single-event rates are $300 per fair for corporate employers, $150 for nonprofit and government entities and $400 for “third parties,” according to the university.

There are also multiple-fair registration discounts: $50 off a second registration, $100 off the third and $150 off the fourth.

Registration fees include one 6-foot table and chairs – enough space for two recruiters – plus parking and lunch for two. There is a $20 fee for each additional recruiter at each event.

Complimentary interview rooms are also available and may be reserved at no additional charge through the event’s registration website. A Handshake account is required and can be created on the site.

In 2016, nearly 500 “highly active employer partners” recruited SBU students for jobs and internship programs through the Career Center’s spring and fall job fairs, according to the university. Employers included Google, Facebook, PricewaterhouseCoopers, AT&T and other Fortune 500 firms, as well as “many mid-size organizations,” the university said.

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