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Apr 05 2012

Students and Prospective Employers Pack NYIT's Annual Career Fair

NYIT Career Fair

Old Westbury, N.Y.  (April 5, 2012) – Wearing stylish business attire and armed with resumes, hundreds of NYIT students delivered firm handshakes and elevator speeches to prospective employers at the university’s annual career fair.

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The Student Activity Center bustled with networking exchanges as 150 representatives from 98 companies met with students to discuss job and internship opportunities.  NYIT alumni were among the recruiters, along with some first-time participants from the business world.

“We’re looking for bright, eager, energetic and technical minds who want to learn and grow with our company,” said Ethan Kalfus, IT director at Gallery Systems, a software service firm for museums and foundations.  “NYIT was high on our list.”

Shaking hands at the career fairDean of Career Services John Hyde said the fair, now in its 29th year, attracted a record number of employers.

“This is evidence, for us, that the economy is getting back to where it should be,” Hyde said.

More than 100 students from NYIT’s Manhattan campus arrived by bus to join 500 of their Old Westbury counterparts. Before entering the crowded gym, they posed for complimentary profile pictures for their LinkedIn networking pages.

Anthony Brown, an electrical and computer science student who also works in the Office of Career Services, assisted students and employers at the fair.  Brown has one job offer and is expecting another soon.  In addition to working at the career services office, Brown joined professional societies like the National Society for Black Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He said those steps, along with a passion for his major, were key to his success.

“I have this thirst for knowledge and how things work,” Brown said, describing his attraction to engineering.  He added: “I loved to take apart my computer when I was young.”

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Rahmat Shoureshi reminded employers that NYIT students graduate with more than “a narrow education in books and classes” because they are exposed to global ideas and a diverse student body. 

“These are the kids who are able to represent themselves, represent companies, and be part of an effective and global workforce,” Shoureshi said.  

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team. 

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 89,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit nyit.edu.

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