Pace Is Kickoff Site for Job-Finding Program

Pace has been selected as the kickoff location for an extension of The New York Times Job Market’s popular “Networking Nights” job recruitment and education program.

Contact: Chris Cory, Pace University Director of Public Information
212-346-1117

PACE CHOSEN AS KICKOFF SITE
FOR NEW YORK TIMES JOB MARKET
‘NETWORKING NIGHTS ON CAMPUS’

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2003 – Pace has been selected as the kickoff location for an extension of The New York Times Job Market’s popular “Networking Nights” job recruitment and education program.

Entitled “Networking Nights On-Campus,” the new series consists of panelist-led discussions that focus on resume development, job interview techniques, business networking skills and provide an informal question and answer period for students and recruiters.

“Networking Nights On-Campus” is part of a community service effort launched by The New York Times Job Market in conjunction with Starbucks Coffee to help New York-area students find jobs locally.

The “Networking Nights On-Campus” series kicked off yesterday at Pace and will travel to the campuses of Hunter College on October 23, New York University on October 30 and concludes at the campus of The University of Pennsylvania on November 3.

Panelists will include recruitment representatives from JP Morgan Chase, Robert Half International, Starting Point Services for Kids and government agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Central Intelligence Agency and Internal Revenue Service.

Admission is free and sessions are open to students and alumni only. Online pre-registration is required at NYTimes.com/jobmarket/netnights where registrants will receive detailed information.

“Since its 2002 introduction, many job seekers have secured employment through ‘Networking Nights’ and we’re happy that college students will also benefit from the advice that professional recruiters have to offer about getting that first job out of college,” said Alyse Myers, vice president of Marketing Services, The New York Times.

“We are pleased to be involved with ‘Networking Nights On-Campus,’ both as a partner and as a recruiter,” said Daniel Lewis, regional spokesperson, Starbucks Coffee. “We hope that this student-focused series will have as much success as the in-store ‘Networking Nights’ program.”

Starbucks Coffee also plans to have a recruiting table at each “Networking Nights On-Campus” event as well as a “Chill Patrol” that will provide Starbucks coffee to all event attendees.

The New York Times plans to promote the new “Networking Nights On-Campus” series through on-campus flyers and on the Web sites of participating colleges and universities.

Since “Networking Nights'” inception in September 2002 more than 2,000 job seekers in the New York metropolitan area have participated in the program, which runs during various times of the year. The program brings together corporate hiring managers from a range of industries with job seekers who are interested in learning more about employment opportunities in the New York metropolitan area and to help them develop effective job search strategies and job interview techniques. The program has drawn recruiters from top companies such as Credit Suisse FirstBoston, Robert Half International, Pfizer, Bernard Haldane, Columbia University, The City University of New York, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, Ernst & Young, Tiffany & Co., Merck, Allstate Insurance, Bertlesmann, Epic Staffing, Resume.com, among others.

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About Starbucks Coffee Company

Starbucks Coffee Company is the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world, with more than 6,000 retail locations in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. The Company is committed to offering the highest quality coffee and the Starbucks Experience while conducting its business in ways that produce social, environmental and economic benefits for communities in which it does business. In addition to its retail operations, the Company produces and sells bottled Frappuccino(R) coffee drinks, Starbucks DoubleShot(TM) coffee drink, and a line of superpremium ice creams through its joint venture partnerships. The Company’s other brands enhance the Starbucks Experience through best-of-class products: Tazo Tea Company offers a line of innovative premium teas, and Hear Music produces and distributes a line of exceptional compact discs.

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