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 Santa Clara University Sees Spike in Hiring

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011—College students are putting the finishing touches on their resumes, picking out their professional attire, and practicing making their elevator pitch to recruiters from some of the top Silicon Valley companies who will be at Santa Clara University for the annual fall career fair on Oct. 5 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Malley Fitness and Recreation Center (
SCU is seeing an uptick in the number of employers returning to campus, after a drop during the recession.
“Employment for the class of 2012 is looking good. The number of employers attending the fall career fair is back at pre-recession levels. Recruitment for new graduates is not reflecting the doom and gloom prospects of the national economic forecasts,” says Elspeth Rossetti, director of Santa Clara University’s Career Center. “The Valley’s strength continues to be driven by the tech sector. Computer and electrical engineers are in demand, but companies are also looking for finance, marketing, and communication majors. Graduates savvy in social media and marketing are also in demand.”
While Rossetti and her staff are reminding seniors to have their resumes ready, they’re also emphasizing the use of Linkedin and recommending that students have their profiles posted. Rossetti says employers are using the social networking tool to sift through thousands of profiles to find the right hire.
“The Career Center created a profile for Santa Clara University’s mascot Bucky the Bronco to show students an example of a strong Linkedin profile. Two employers actually emailed Bucky, offering him an interview,” says Rossetti.
Students, faculty, staff, and representatives from select companies will be available for media interviews. A list of employers who are scheduled to be at the career fair is below.
Media Contact:
Connie Kim Coutain | | 408-554-5126 O | 408-829-4836 C


33Across Kaazing
A10 Networks Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
Acxiom Corporation Kinderworld International School
ADP KLA-Tencor
Aerotek Kohl's Department Stores
Aggressor LLC Lattice Semiconductor
Agilocity, Inc Macy's, Inc.
Air Force ROTC, Det 045 MARSH, INC.
Air Systems, Inc Maxim Integrated Products
Alliance Manufactured Housing McAfee
Allied Telesis, Inc. Mercer
Anritsu Company Montalvo Arts Center
Apple Inc. Move Inc.
Applied Materials Inc Mr. Copy, XEROX Sales Agency
AREVA NASA Ames Research Center
AvePoint Navsea - Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and IMF
Axcient, Inc. Needham & Company
Axway NetApp
BA Technolinks Corp NetSuite, Inc.
Baanyan Software Service, Inc. New York Life
Balsam Brands Nimble Storage
Barracuda Networks Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Breathe California of the Bay Area Oracle Corporation
BroadVision Inc Oxygen Cloud, Inc
Brocade Pacific Office Automation
CAE Online Palantir Technologies
Calypso Technology Peace Corps
Camp BizSmart PLACE Corps
Central California Alliance for Health PMC-Sierra Inc
Challenger School Practice Fusion
Cinequest Premier - Experts in Search and Placement
Cisco Public Allies
Clear Task, Inc. QuinStreet
CNA Insurance Raytheon Applied Signal Technology
Comerica Bank Reading Partners
Communications & Power Industries, Inc. Red Seraphim
Concert Wealth Management, Inc. ROHM Semiconductor
Cypress Semiconductor Ross Stores, Inc.
Dream Careers Safeway Inc.
Easter Seals Bay Area Samasource
eClinical Works SanDisk
Edventure More Santa Clara University Army ROTC
Egon Zehnder International Seagate Technology
eHealth SKF USA Inc.
EMC Stanley Black and Decker
Enterprise Rent-A-Car State Farm Insurance
ETM Electromatic SThree
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. Stryker
Extreme Learning Symantec Corporation
F5 Networks, Inc. Target Corporation
Fairchild Semiconductor TBG Digital
Fenwick & West, LLP Team San Jose
First Investors Corporation The Hartford
Fisher Investments The TJX Companies, Inc.
Flexera Software Tigo Energy, Inc.
FlexTech Alliance TransPerfect
Foresite Systems U.S. Air Force
Franklin Templeton Investments Unum
Gallo Sales Company UrbanSitter
Gap Inc. US Navy
Genencor, A Danisco Division VMware, Inc.
General Reinsurance Corp. VOLT Workforce Solutions
getexp Vox Orbis
Hall Capital Partners LLC. Wells Fargo Bank
Hillstone Restaurant Group WESCO Distribution, Inc.
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Wildfire Interactive
hopeUP, Inc. Workday
Inflection WorldTeach
Inner-City Teaching Corps Wurth Electronics Midcom Inc.
Insight Global Xignite
IXL Recruiting Xilinx, Inc.
Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Yahoo!
Juniper Networks  


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