Last month’s IT Career Fair drew hundreds of attendees to campus on September 10, 2019, including 37 top-tier employers looking to hire Temple’s tech talent. “I was totally impressed by the number of students who attended and also their professionalism in their presentation,” Barb Petrella, Senior Recruiter at Capgemini, said. “They had done their research and asked really intelligent questions. The respect and politeness of the students was very refreshing and very rare these days.”
The Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) organizes the annual fair to connect its corporate members, like Capgemini, and other leading employers with high-performing talent from the nationally recognized Temple University Management Information Systems (MIS) programs. More than 300 students seeking internships and full-time positions registered for the event, as well as IBIT member companies including AmerisourceBergen, DecisivEdge, NBCUniversal, Pfizer, QVC, and Scholastic.
Undergraduate students showcased “electronic portfolios” with achievements and work samples that employers could review in advance, representing a range of backgrounds including accounting, risk management, audit, marketing, cyber security, and more.
Overall, 92% of company representatives reported being very satisfied/satisfied with the IT Career Fair, and 86% were very satisfied/satisfied with value of the fair experience (fees/effort vs. value). Find more information about the event and view photos.