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ALBANY, N.Y. (September 23, 2016) Looking for a job or internship? The annual fall Job and Internship fair, set for noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the SEFCU Arena, will give students the opportunity to network and show off their skills to more than 131 employees.

"Students think it's only for business majors but what I would like them to understand is that it's open to all grades and majors and we have representatives from all industries," said Noah Simon, director of Career Planning. "The turnout of students last year marked a record high of 1,100 who attended, and we would love to see at least 1,200 or more this year."

This fall, the number of employers attending have increased making it the "highest we've ever had," said Simon, and it beats last year when they had 105. Companies participating include District Council 37, GlobalFoundries, Lam Research, the New York State Assembly, and many more. For the full, which is updated dail, click here.

The Job and Internship fair is hosted by the Office of Career and Professional Development and in partnership with the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi. Students are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resumes.

"Before you go to the fair log onto Handshake and view the list of employers that are coming, identify some companies that you find particularly interesting and do some additional research," said Ryan Clark, student director for the Career Fair. "This will go a long way in making you stand out from your peers."       

Students are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resumes. Career and Professional Development is offering workshops and critiques leading up to the event.

"Don't be afraid to approach any and all tables," said Clark. "The recruiters are friendly people looking to give students opportunities, and you just don't know what those opportunities may be until you speak with them."

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