How popular are Career Center events? When the doors opened for the Fall ’14 Engineering & Science Job & Internship Fair Sept. 23 at the Student Union ballroom, the line cascaded down the stairs, navigated alongside the Art Building, and wrapped around the Music Concert Hall. Savvy employers accommodated the crowd by heading outdoors to share information with prospects while they waited.

As a solution for those who were not able to enter, resumes were collected from students at the Sept. 23 fair and submitted online for a second fair held the next day to ensure students connected with employers,” said Career Center Employer Services Lead and Employment Specialist Moira Kolasinski.

More than 105 employers and 1,700 job seekers attended the engineering and science fairs. In addition, the Career Center organized fairs this fall for the business, government and nonprofit fields, attracting more than 100 employers and 840 job seekers.

According to a recent study by The Conference Board, skilled professionals are in short supply. Kolasinski said that study and a corresponding 42 percent increase in SpartaJobs openings over the past year mean only one thing:

The market for students in Silicon Valley is looking bright.”

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