Big East Career Consortium Partnered With UBM Studios-Unicruit for the Big East Virtual Career Fair, Targeted to College Students and Alumni Seeking Employment

Dec 02, 2010, 16:02 ET from UBM Studios

CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Big East Virtual Career Fair ( was held on November 10, 2010, which brought more than 40 industry leading employers and government agencies as well as college students and alumni from 16 participating Big East schools together in a fully interactive online environment.  


The virtual career fair drew over 7,300 visitors to employer booths with the average dwell time of 77 minutes.  In addition, each attendee visited approximately 12 booths.

The Big East Career Consortium selected Unicruit to deliver the virtual career fair.  The 16 Big East schools that participated in the Big East Virtual Career Fair included Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, South Florida, Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia.  

Over 40 industry leading employers participated in this groundbreaking recruiting event to battle the alarmingly high unemployment rate many of today's college graduates are faced with.  They included: ABC Supply Co., Inc.; ACS, a Xerox Company; ADP; Advanced Technology Services, Inc. (ATS); Amazon;  AON Corporation; Batesville; Children's Place; City Year; Comerica; ConocoPhillips; Education Pioneers; First Investors Corp.; GEICO; Graybar; Hertz Corporation; IBM; ING DIRECT; Lockheed Martin; ManTech; Math for America; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; National Guard; National Security Agency; OpenLink Financial; P&G; Peace Corps; Performance Results Corporation; Progressive; Prudential; Sears Holding Corp; Sypris Electronics; Tek Systems; The Institute of Internal Auditors; T-Mobile; Uniexpat, Inc.; US Customs and Border Protection; US Space and Rocket Center; Vanguard; Verizon Wireless; and Waste Management.  The employers represented jobs from manufacturing to retail to telecommunications.

In the virtual career fair students and alumni visited employer booths, viewed and applied for jobs, uploaded resumes, chatted with recruiters, and networked with peers all from the comfort and convenience of home or dorm.  Since the career fair is virtual, it is cost effective, time efficient and environmentally friendly.  In addition, no travel is required, therefore, the virtual career fair offers opportunities for individuals all over the country and provides employers with a wider talent pool.  

For additional information on Unicruit or to inquire about sponsorship, contact Kevin O'Brien at or (215) 525-5757 X101.

About the Big East Career Consortium

The Big East Career Consortium is a partnership of 16 college career centers of Big East Conference schools.  The network of schools spans 11 states in a region stretching from Rhode Island to Florida to Wisconsin.   The Big East Conference schools provide career services for more than 324,000 students and 2.4 million alumni.  We offer an unparalleled recruiting opportunity for employers and students.

About Unicruit

UBM Studios Unicruit is a university-centric job fair in which universities help students find work with corporations. partners with universities and corporations to create a digital environment which provides students with access to multiple employers.  The career fairs offer virtual booths; job postings; company videos; company presentations; live chat with company representatives; video interviewing; and resume and interview assistance.  Through a single campus or a regional event, recruiters are able to attend all campus career fairs to reach more campuses with less resources and no travel, while students are able to participate from the comfort of their dorm room.  For additional information on Unicruit, visit

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