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Liberal Arts Majors Find Themselves In Hot Demand During March 1 New York Recruiting Event

Feb. 24, 1999 -- Armed with their youth, enthusiasm and -- of all things -- future liberal arts degrees, many university and college students will engage in multiple job interviews during a recruiting event March 1 at the New York Marriott Marquis at 1535 Broadway.

Representatives from more than 20 New York employers will interview approximately 150 students from Smith College, Northwestern University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia. The recruiters will conduct more than 350 interviews in the Mariott's ballroom from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Students in a wide range of liberal arts majors are finding strong interest in their talents. For example, Rembert "Mac" McNeer, an English major at U.Va., has six interviews scheduled. Other students report similar numbers of interviews scheduled throughout the day.

Conducting the interviews will be representatives from non-profit organizations, legal and social science research firms and advertising, public relations and publishing companies.

The day is made possible through the New York Recruiting Alliance, a cooperative arrangement among Smith, Northwestern and UNC-Chapel Hill. U.Va. is participating in the alliance for the first time this year.

"We felt that the event was an excellent opportunity to expose students to employers who don't traditionally conduct campus interviews," said James McBride, director of career planning and placement at U.Va.

Students pay their own expenses, including transportation and lodging, to participate in the interviews.

"As an English major, I'm very encouraged to see that so many employers felt that a liberal arts degree was an asset when paired with the right experience," McNeer said.

For more information, contact the following representatives at the event: Kari Susens, Northwestern; Marcia Harris, UNC; Paula Zimmer, Smith; and James McBride, U.Va. To confirm the location of the interviews, contact the Marriott at (212) 704-8905.

For follow-up, contact Zimmer at (413) 585-2570 or pzimmer@smith.edu; Harris at (919) 962-6507 or mharris@email.unc.edu; Susens at kas871@hecky.acns.nwu.edu; and McBride at (804) 924-8904 or jlm5q@virginia.edu. McNeer can be reached at (804) 293-7234 or rdm6g@virginia.edu.

Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.

Contact: Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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