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Silicon Valley recruiters jam Santa Clara University at biggest-ever career fair

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2000

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct.12, 2000 - More than 230 Silicon Valley employers are at Santa Clara University today for the largest career fair in the University's history.

The Fall Career Marketplace for graduate and undergraduate students is on the Santa Clara and Alameda Mall on campus next to Benson Memorial Center between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

While engineering and business students are likely to be in high demand, about 60 employers have told University career counselors they want to speak with arts and sciences students, said Andrew Ceperley, director of the SCU Career Center. He said the businesses will be looking to sign up students for internships, co-op employment opportunities, and permanent post-graduate jobs.

Because more than 30,000 SCU alumni live in the Bay Area, alumni from the various companies are likely to be involved in today's recruiting.

Career Marketplace employers represent a wide range of industries and disciplines. For instance, nonprofit and government guests include Catholic Charities, Peace Corps, and Alzheimers Association. Well-known dot coms will be here as well: EBay, Loudcloud, and Headlight.com.

Consumer marketing organizations such as Starbucks, Gap Inc., Nordstrom, and Clorox will also be on hand. And corporations with large Silicon Valley operations will be here: Nortel, Andersen Consulting, HP, Cisco Systems, and Sun Microsystems, to name just a few. A complete employer list is a click away on The Career Center Online (www.scu.edu/careercenter).

Here are some facts about SCU graduates:

  • Over 400 employers participate in University recruitment programs, such as on-campus interviewing, job fairs, and cooperative education.
  • 2,101 students job interviews were conducted in the SCU Career Center in 1999-2000.
  • Reported undergraduate starting salaries in 2000 were $38,869 for the College of Arts and Sciences, $45,372 for the School of Business, and $53,247 for the School of Engineering.
  • Companies posted 1,200 internship opportunities for SCU students this year.
  • Reported intern salaries were $14.86/hr for the College of Arts and Sciences, $15/hr. for the School of Business, and $18.46/hr. for the School of Engineering. MBA students averaged $25.38/hr. and graduate engineering students reported $27.47/hr.

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For further information, call Barry Holtzclaw, Media Relations, 408-554-5126.

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