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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 1325 in FY13 to 2413 in FY14) yet the number of companies recruiting on campus decreased by 12 (from 51 companies in FY13 to 39 companies in FY14).Alternatively, 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; often these interviews were follow-up discussions begun at either the Engineering Job Fair or the Career Fair. The number of employers participating in our job fairs remained fairly consistent; 72 employers attended the Engineering Job Fair (compared to 78 last year) and 126 employers attended the Career Fair (compared to 113 last year). This year saw 292 students participate in on campus interviews (compared to 311 last year); 832 students attend the Engineering Job Fair (compared to 918 last year) and 950 students attend the all-majors Career Fair (compared to 909 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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