Annual UMaine Career Fair to be held Feb. 5

The University of Maine Career Center will host the annual UMaine Career Fair 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Feb. 5 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center on campus. 

The fair will host 170 employers from Maine and around the country with job and internship opportunities. Several graduate and professional schools, as well as branches of the military, also will be represented. 

Students are advised to dress professionally, bring resumes, prepare a 30-second introductory pitch, and research the organizations and companies they plan to speak with before attending.

Students are encouraged to download the “Jobs and Careers by Symplicity” app available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The app allows students to filter participating employers by available positions and preferred majors. Students also should bring their MaineCard to sign in at the fair; a manual sign-in system will be available for nonstudents.

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

The 2020 fair is underwritten by Camden National Bank, Colby Co. Engineering, Northeast Paving, STMicroelectronics and W.B. Mason Company, Inc., 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 or 581.1355. The snow date for the event is Feb. 12.