Unicruit hosts Big East Virtual Career Fair

Press Release: Unicruit Partners with the Big East Virtual Career Fair, Combines Expertise to Deliver 3D Virtual Career Fair on November 10, 2010

Revolutionary approach to recruiting college students and alumni that brings the career fair to the employer and job seeker

Chicago, IL — UBM Studios’ Unicruit today announces a partnership with the Big East Career Consortium to deliver a fully interactive virtual career fair for students of 16 colleges and universities that represent the Big East Career Consortium on November 10, 2010.  Participating schools include Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Seton Hall, South Florida, Syracuse, Villanova, and West Virginia.

“Given today’s economic climate, and organizations’ desire to reduce business travel costs, we wanted to provide a vehicle that would allow our students, alumni, and employers to interact as if in person, but from the comfort and convenience of their home or office. The Big East Virtual Career Fair will allow employers to recruit and attract talent from our respective schools in a fully interactive and engaging atmosphere as if they were face to face,” says Jacquline Chaffin, president of the Big East Career Consortium and director of career services at Seton Hall.

The Big East Virtual Career Fair will present an excellent opportunity for participating employers to showcase their organizations to thousands of students and alumni. Each employer will have a customized virtual booth that will include full branding, videos, presentations, job postings, chat, resume exchange, and video interviewing. The event will be limited to 100 employers and those interested in exhibiting should respond quickly to secure their place in this groundbreaking event.

“Imagine being able to recruit at 16 campuses in one day. Now imagine being able to do so without spending one dime on airplanes, rental cars, or hotels. What would that do to your bottom line, your work/life balance, and the environment? That is exactly what the employers who participate in this revolutionary approach to recruiting college talent will be able to achieve,” states Kevin O’Brien, vice president of business development for UBM Studios.

Today’s youth live and interact in a virtual world. They text, Facebook, tweet, and rely on an immediacy of information available at their fingertips. It makes sense that employers looking to attract the best and the brightest would adopt an online strategy to meet and interact with students where they live each day, online.

To register to participate in the career fair, visit www.bigeastcareerfair.com

For additional information on Unicruit or to inquire about sponsorship, contact Kevin O’Brien at kobrien@unicruit.com 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.  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.