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Students’ Career Week At U.Va. Feb. 3-7

January 31, 2003-- More than 100 schools and more than 170 recruiters from businesses and government agencies will be at the University of Virginia Grounds Feb. 3-7 for Career Week 2003, sponsored by University Career Services. Scheduled events include job fairs for College undergraduates Feb. 3 and for Curry School candidates Feb. 6 and 7. Internships will be the focus on Feb. 4 and 5. All events will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Newcomb Hall on the third floor.

Although companies are hiring fewer new employees, U.Va. students still will come up on the short list because of the University’s outstanding reputation, said Ladd Flock, who directs career activities for Arts & Sciences..

University Career Services has been busy over the past several months, with the number of students visiting the office at more than 100 per day. Career Week is one of several programs UCS provides to give students the edge in preparing for jobs.

“We want to help students by making sure they hone their skills to really shine when opportunities arise,” said James McBride, UCS director.

A range of business, government and nonprofit representatives — from banks, the insurance industry, pharmaceutical companies, the CIA, Teach for America and Peace Corps — will be on hand to answer students’ questions at the job fair.

At the Education Expo, representatives for public schools from 10 states and for private schools mostly in Virginia will attend the job fair Thursday. Students go on that day to meet with recruiters and sign up for interviews held on Friday. The event draws students not only from the Curry School, but also from around the state and region, making it one of the largest education career events in the Southeastern U.S., says Gigi Davis-White of UCS.

U.Va.’s career services will also partner this year for the second time with other schools, including Georgetown and Duke, in holding a job fair in Washington Feb. 20, for students interested in working for government agencies or large nonprofit organizations.

For information, go to http://www.virginia.edu/career and click on the link to Career Week.

Career Services contacts:
Internships – Haley Whitlock Gyory, (434) 924-8908
College of Arts & Sciences – Ladd Flock, (434) 924-8907
Education – Gigi Davis-White, (434) 924-8912
University Career Services – James McBride, UCS director, (434) 924-8900

Contact: Anne Bromley, (434) 924-6861

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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