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NEWS ADVISORY: Nearly 100 employers and 900 students participate in largest Pace job fair since 9-11

April 26, 2013

NEWS SOURCE

Topic: Job market for college graduates

On Thursday this week, CNBC reported on a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) saying businesses plan to hire only 2.1 percent more college graduates from the class of 2013 than they did from the class of 2012.

That same day, Pace University was holding a job fair on the university’s Lower Manhattan campus, east of City Hall and six blocks from Wall Street, with nearly 100 employers and 900 students participating. This was the largest Pace job fair both in number of employers and students since 9-11. Photos of the event are available upon request.

The Office of Career Services at Pace offers undergraduate and graduate students and alumni programs designed for career exploration, development of life-long career management skills and resources to obtain employment.

Through individual counseling, seminars, career development workshops, career fairs and collaborative programs with faculty, alumni and employers, students gain the tools to make career decisions and connect with employment opportunities.

Pace prepares qualified students for high quality pre-professional career related internships affording the potential to offset college costs and explore career interests. Students apply skills and academic knowledge to varied work environments, and gain valuable experience enhancing classroom learning.

Pace is among the top five schools in the U.S. and #1 in metro New York for internship placement according to U.S.News & World Report’s “Short List.”  Pace has the largest co-op and internship program in the region, transforming students into job-ready professionals.

Phyllis A. Mooney, Executive Director of Career Services at Pace, is available to comment on the job market for college graduates. Phone: (212) 346-1999; email pmooney@pace.edu.

Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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