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Employers Lining up to Recruit College Grads at Drexels Career Fair Despite Nations Economy

April 8, 2008

What: The good news is that the job market remains positive for June college graduates in the Northeast United States. The not so good news is that hiring projections made by employers last fall for spring hires have dropped. Despite the decline, more than 200 employer organizations have registered to recruit from more than 1,000 Drexel students and 200 students from area colleges and universities who will attend Drexel’s Annual Career Fair.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) initially predicted a 16 percent increase in the hiring of college graduates but updated its projections and now predicts an eight percent increase. Employers in spring 2007 hired 19 percent more new college grads in 2006-2007 than the previous year.

Job Trends: -IT jobs are making a strong comeback. -Demand for computer science and chemical engineers remains steady. -Accounting and finance jobs remain steady despite the noticeable impact of the economy on these fields.

Visuals: -Long lines of students in business attire waiting to speak with recruiters. -Students handing in their resumes. -Students interviewing with recruiters. -The Daskalakis Athletic Center packed with company booths from corner to corner.

When: Wednesday, April 9, 2008, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: The Daskalakis Athletic Center, 33rd and Market Streets.

Background: More than 300,000 college students attend more than 83 higher education institutions in Greater Philadelphia. Among them, Drexel University has one of the largest academic career fairs.


News Media Contact: Niki Gianakaris, Assistant Director, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or

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