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UMaine Career Fair to be held Feb. 7

The University of Maine Career Center will host the annual UMaine Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center on campus.

More than 170 employers from Maine and around the country with job and internship opportunities are expected to exhibit at the fair. Over 100 of the companies are offering summer internships, and 42 are offering fall internships. Several graduate and professional schools, as well as branches of the military, also will be represented.

Students attending the fair are advised to dress professionally, bring resumes, prepare a 30-second introductory pitch, and research the companies they plan to speak with before attending. To help students prepare, extended walk-in hours are available at the Career Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 5–6.

Those attending the fair are encouraged to download the “Careers by Symplicity” app available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The feature allows students to filter participating employers by available positions and preferred majors.

The UMaine Career Fair is the largest career fair in the state. While the event is held each year for UMaine students and alumni of all majors, students from colleges and universities around the state are welcome to attend. About 1,000 students are expected at this year’s event.

The fair is underwritten by Bangor Savings Bank and Camden National Bank with additional support from several area sponsors.

More information, including a list of participating employers and Career Fair tips, is available online or by contacting Crisanne Blackie at cblackie@maine.edu or 581.1355. The snow date for the event is Wednesday, Feb. 14.

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