West Virginia University students and alumni will be among the thousands participating in the Big East Virtual Career Fair on Nov. 10.

The virtual career fair, announced by UBM Studios Unicruit, is being produced in conjunction with the Big East Career Consortium – a partnership of 16 college career centers of Big East conference schools. It will begin at 10 a.m. and is free of charge for college students and alumni. The event will be available on demand until Nov. 19.

“The technology that drives the Unicruit program is awesome,” said David Durham, director of the WVU Career Services Center. “WVU students will be among the first University students on the planet to be able to ‘virtually’ walk around a career fair, review job opportunities, drop off resumes and even enter an employer’s booth and speak face-to-face with a recruiter without leaving their apartment. While nothing will ever replace the effectiveness of a real face-to-face interview, this is about as close as you can get.”

More than 40 industry leading employers and government agencies will participate at the Big East Virtual Career Fair.

They include:
ABC Supply Co., Inc.
ACS, a Xerox Company
• Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS)
• Amazon
AON Corporation
• Batesville
• Children’s Place
• City Year
• Comerica
• ConocoPhillips
• Education Pioneers
• First Investors Corp.
• Graybar
• Hertz Corporation
• Lockheed Martin
• ManTech
• Math for America
• Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
• National Guard
• National Security Agency
• OpenLink Financial
• P&G
• Peace Corps
• Performance Results Corporation
• Progressive
• Prudential
• Sears Holding Corp
• Sypris Electronics
• Tek Systems
• The Institute of Internal Auditors
• T-Mobile
• Uniexpat, Inc.
• US Customs and Border Protection
• US Space and Rocket Center
• Vanguard
• Verizon Wireless
• Waste Management

To view a video tour on how the service works, go to: www.unicruit.com/videotour.html

The 16 Big East schools that will participate in the Big East Virtual Career Fair include Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, South Florida, Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia.

College students and alumni of the 16 Big East schools can sign up before Nov. 10 at www.bigeastcareerfair.com.

UBM Studios Unicruit is a university-centric job fair in which universities help students find work with corporations. Unicruit.com partners with universities and corporations to create a digital environment which provides students with access to multiple employers. For additional information on Unicruit, visit www.unicruit.com.


CONTACT: David Durham, Career Services Center
304-293-2221, David.Durham@mail.wvu.edu