While many West Virginia University students are taking in the action of the Big East Tournament, others are in New York City hoping to score a great job.

The Big East Career Fair, which annually draws hundreds of hopefuls, is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday (March 13) in Madison Square Garden.

Students and alumni from all 16 Big East schools have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with more than 100 employers.

Last year, WVU had the second-largest turnout with 250-plus students, and this year, they are aiming for even more, said David Durham, director of WVU s Career Services Center.

This is a great opportunity for WVU students to meet with a lot of employers who dont come to campus,he said.

Representatives from technology, finance, communications, engineering, government, health care, marketing, sports/recreation, nonprofit, environmental and education fields are scheduled to participate. A complete list can be found online at http://www.eventmanagement.com/~bigeast .

Employers surveyed in the past two years have said that WVU students are the best prepared, Durham said.

The fair is a great chance for students at WVU to showcase their many skills and talents,he said.

WVU students and alumni from any major are encouraged to take part in the fair. Registration is available on site the day of the event.