Pitt’s Spring 2009 Job, Internship Fair Set for February 11-12

Issue Date: 
February 9, 2009


The University of Pittsburgh will host its Spring 2009 Job/Internship Fair on Feb. 11-12 in the William Pitt Union. The Student Employment and Placement Assistance (SEPA) Office within the Division of Student Affairs will welcome more than 150 employers from around the country to campus to conduct interviews for technical and nontechnical jobs and internships.

The event, which is free and open to all current Pitt students and alumni, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days. The fair on Wednesday, Feb. 11, will feature employers seeking to hire students for full-time employment and internships in such technical fields as engineering, computer science, and information science.  On Thursday, Feb. 12, the focus will be on jobs and internships in the arts, sciences, and business fields.

Interviews will be conducted for fulltime positions and internships, according to Cheryl Finlay, SEPA director. “Every day we hear about downsizing and layoffs, but we have more than 150 companies from the corporate sector, government, and nonprofit industries coming to our campus to conduct interviews,” she said.

Kathy Humphrey, Pitt vice provost and dean of students, emphasized the importance of attending the job fair.