Survey: 84% of attendees would recommend virtual career fair

Press Release: UBM Studios Unicruit’s Diversity Virtual Career Fair Assists College Students in Finding Employment in a Challenging Economy
Nearly 25 Employers Came Together with 3,500+ Students from Over 30 Schools across the Country

Chicago, IL – UBM Studios Unicruit’s inaugural Diversity Virtual Career Fair was held on March 3, 2011 and brought nearly 25 employers together with over 3,500 college students from more than 30 schools across the United States.  On average, the college students visited 11 booths with an average dwell time of 77 minutes.  The virtual career fair is on demand through March 9, 2011.

Unicruit virtual job fair. (Image courtesy UBM Studios.)

According to a UBM Studios Unicruit survey, virtual career fairs win with job seekers.  These results validate that virtual career fairs are an efficient, cost effective and eco-friendly way for recruiters to recruit and job seekers to secure employment.
•       88 percent of attendees found the event easy to use
•       92 percent of attendees asked to be invited to future events
•       84 percent would recommend the virtual career fair to others

“The success of the career fair demonstrates the critical importance of merging virtual with brick and mortar career events.  College students like the convenience, speed and accessibility of virtual career fairs, while recruiters find them efficient and cost effective.  We are very pleased that the event was so well received from attendees and exhibitors,” said Kevin O’Brien, Vice President, Business Development, UBM Studios Unicruit.

The Diversity Virtual Career Fair is open to college students and alumni across the country and showcase dozens of industry leading employers committed to helping college students find suitable employment.  The virtual career fair allows employers and job seekers to meet and interact as if in person, but in a more efficient, effective and environmentally friendly atmosphere. Employers have the opportunity to recruit students from all over the country in just one day, without having to leave the office.

College students from over 30 schools attended the virtual career fair.  Schools represented included:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, Stanford University, University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Michigan State University, Penn State, University of California Irvine, University of Southern California, Georgetown University, Seton Hall University, University of South Florida, Illinois State University, Howard University, Villanova University, University of Louisville, University of Notre Dame, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin, Arizona State, Strayer University, New York University, Syracuse University, DePaul University, St. Johns University, University of Buffalo, Purdue University, University of  Delaware, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Troy University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Providence College, Miami University, Marquette University, Johns Hopkins University and West Virginia University.

Nearly 25 employers committed to helping with the alarming high rate college students face participated at the Diversity Virtual Career Fair.  Employers bring all types of jobs from manufacturing to retail to telecommunications.

For additional information on the Diversity Virtual Career Fair, visit http://www.diversitycf.com/.

About UBM Studios Unicruit

UBM Studios Unicruit is a university-centric job fair in which universities help students find work with corporations.  Unicruit.com 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 www.unicruit.com.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization of B2B communities and markets. UBM’s businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities — from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists — with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

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