Virtual Career Fair to Connect Students and Employers

SAVANNAH, Ga. (July 18, 2011)– Georgia Tech’s Career Services department is sponsoring a Virtual Career Fair taking place on July 19 – 20. The Virtual Career Fair is a real-time live interaction via chat rooms between student jobseekers and employers, offering a flexible, cost-effective networking option. Over a period of two days, recruiters and candidates will exchange information through both text-based chats and video interviews. The event is free for Georgia Tech students and alumni.

According to CareerEco, the business networking organization that conducts the Virtual Career Fairs, over 350 employers have participated and approximately 92% of student respondents report they would participate again. Within any given Virtual Career Fair, there are on average 1,900 students searching for potential employment, uploading their CVs to the virtual network in the process for all participating companies to review. Among the many companies registered for the July 19 – 20 event are such businesses as the Bomgar Corporation, Canon Virginia, Inc., Digital Assent, LLC, Intel Corporation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Osmose Utilities Services, Inc., Propex, Silverpop, ZS Associates and Landis+Gyr.

CareerEco’s Virtual Career Fair offers enormous flexibility to its participants---as employers are allowed to set their own chat schedule and students can interact with companies that would otherwise be inaccessible without traveling beyond Georgia. The event will act as a vital initial meeting point from which further communication can be built upon outside the construct of the Virtual Career Fair.

 

For more information and/or to register, please visit:

http://gatech.careereco.net   

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About Georgia Tech Savannah

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked the 10th best engineering and information technology university in the world by the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings and seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities, Georgia Tech has more than 20,000 students and is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Georgia Tech Savannah campus offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and electrical and computer engineering.

Contact Info: 

Nikki Troxclair, APR, LEED AP
Assistant Director of Communications
Direct: 912-966-7922
Email: ntroxclair@gatech.edu