UMR to host Spring Career Fair Feb. 20

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On February 14, 2007

The University of Missouri-Rolla will host its largest Spring Career Fair in history from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Student Recreation Center, 10th Street and Bishop Avenue, Rolla.         

More than 220 employers are registered to attend the fair, which is open to UMR students and alumni only. About 3,000 UMR students and alumni are expected to attend.         

At the fair, recruiters will be looking for students to fill summer internships, co-ops and full-time positions.         

“We have a good reputation with employers because the campus community takes a proactive interest in the future employment of our students,” says Lea-Ann Morton, director of UMR’s Career Opportunities Center.         

One new service the Career Opportunities Center is offering this year is a suit closet. Students can borrow like-new suits for men and business attire for women in anticipation of interviews and discussions with recruiters.         

Thousands of interviews between UMR students and employers are conducted on campus each year.         

The average starting salary for those who earned a bachelor’s degree from UMR in the past year was more than $51,000. Petroleum engineering graduates enjoyed the highest starting salary with an average of more than $75,000.

Among the employers that will be at UMR’s 2007 Spring Career Fair are Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., Caterpillar Inc., Sprint Corp., Burns & McDonnell and NASA.        

For more information, call 341-4343 or go to .

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