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The Career Center has had another busy year. The economy and the job market have continued to show signs of improvement and this is reflected in our increased level of activity with employers. This year there has been a huge increase in the number of job listings (from 2413 in FY14 to 3037 in FY15) and the number of companies recruiting on campus increased by 4 (from 39 companies in FY13 to 43 companies in FY14). In addition, we experienced increased requests for interview space by students who had Skype or telephone interviews scheduled with employers who chose to interview students at a distance rather than travel to Orono. This year (FY15) 44 companies conducted telephone interviews with students and 25 companies conducted Skype interviews with students; students used the recruiting rooms to participate in long-distance interviews. The number of employers participating in our job fairs increased or remained fairly consistent; 91 employers attended the Engineering Job Fair (compared to 72 last year, an increase of 26%) and 121 employers attended the Career Fair (compared to 126 last year, a decrease of 4%). This year saw 381 students participate in on-campus interviews (compared to 292 last year); 772 students attended the Engineering Job Fair (compared to 832 last year) and 768 students attend the all-majors Career Fair (compared to 950 last year). The quality of these fairs continues to be strong and participating employers and students evaluated the fairs as extremely beneficial.


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