Career Center Job Expo

EXPO 2013 Job/Internship Fair Hits Capacity

EXPO 2013 Job/Internship Fair Hits Capacity

The 2013 EXPO attracted 445 recruiters and hiring managers from more than 120 companies and hosted 2,315 students and alumni. This is yet another sign that job growth in Silicon Valley is on the rise and that employers are eager to meet SJSU students and graduates to fill open positions (Christina Olivas photo).

Contact: Daniel Newell, 408-924-6028

SAN JOSE, Calif., — The SJSU EXPO 2013 Job and Internship Fair proved to be another sell-out!

For two years in a row, all EXPO and Fall Job/Internship fairs have completely hit capacity and the Career Center has had to funnel the overflow employers to other fairs hosted later in the semester and to public or community job and internship fairs. Check out our slideshow of the event, held Feb. 26 in the Event Center.

The 2013 EXPO attracted 445 recruiters and hiring managers from more than 120 companies and hosted 2,315 students and alumni. This is yet another sign that job growth in Silicon Valley is on the rise and that employers are eager to meet SJSU students and graduates to fill open positions.

Corporate sponsor Cisco Systems filled eight tables at the fair and was hiring for the typical engineering roles. This year,  they also brought in a new department that was focused on globalization: Global Business Services and were seeking business analyst interns.

More than 20 percent of the companies present were sponsors, 17 percent of all companies attending were new to job fair recruiting at SJSU, 31 percent of the employers had internships available, 80 percent were corporations and 19 percent were government or non-profit organizations.

Majors in demand

Thirty-seven percent of employers at the fair were looking for tech majors, 31 percent all majors, 27 percent business majors, 21 percent liberal arts majors, 10 percent science majors and 6 percent other majors (some employers were looking for majors from more than one field).

A more detailed account consisted of 36 percent of employers seeking computer science majors, 32 percent computer engineering majors, 26 percent business management majors, 23 percent marketing majors, 20 percent electrical engineering majors, 17 percent accounting majors, 15 percent finance majors, 12 percent Management Information Systems majors, 10 percent MBA candidates, nine percent mechanical engineering majors, nine percent quality assurance majors, eight percent human resource majors, seven percent entrepreneur and six percent other. Again, some employers were looking for majors from more than one field.

Coming events

The SJSU Career Center has already begun booking employers for the two fairs scheduled in April and expect to have another full-house.

San Jose State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 30,500 students and 3,850 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.