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Local and National Companies Come to Binghamton University for Internship and Job Fair

Binghamton University held its annual Fall Job and Internship Fair Thursday at  its Events Center on campus... And nearly two thousand students came out to sell themselves to future employers.
 
"This is a great experience to be able to network and be able to not only find companies who will hire you but find out what I'm interested in," Kia Zivari, Junior at BU said.

Eighty seven companies registered for the job fair at BU... there were national ones such as Microsoft and Target and local ones like Lockheed Martin.... all of them say they look forward to hiring BU 
students.

"I want some of these students. I'm determined to get students from Binghamton," Christine Higgins, Recruiter for Urban Teacher Center said.

"Binghamton's a great school. It's got a great C.S. program. We're interested in what the students are doing... possibly having them as interns or full time employees," Mark Hogan, Developer at Microsoft said.

Fair organizers said there has been an increase in local companies registering.

"It's just familiarity. We have a lot of people who do activities here. We know a lot of the students already. We're comfortable with them and we get good results," Ron Crawford, Manager of Engineering Leadership Development at Lockheed Martin, said.

The fair wasn't just for students looking for jobs or internships... some underclassmen used it as practice or a networking opportunity.
 
"It's a way to learn about different industries. It's a way to make contact with employers, learn how to have conversations with them," Eileen Bauer-Hagerbaumer, Assistant Director for Employer Services at BU said.

Students said they were excited to have this 
opportunity and happy that employers were so impressed with the university.

"A job is your livelihood and you need to ensure you take the necessary steps to solidify the possibility of having a job," Zivari said.

BU students have an opportunity to attend another job and internship fair in the Spring.


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