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UB to Sponsor Annual JOBSapalooza, the Western New York Job and Internship Fair

By Judith Applebaum

Release Date: December 15, 2009

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- For the 12th consecutive year, the University at Buffalo will sponsor JOBSapalooza, the job and internship fair that brings Western New York career opportunities to college students and area residents. JOBSapalooza will take place from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 5 in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The size and accessibility of this year's fair has allowed for one of the most diverse employer pools to date. More than 50 local employers are expected to attend, seeking candidates for full-time and part-time jobs and internship opportunities. Employers from health, government, technology, engineering, finance, insurance and other fields will be at the fair.

Joseph Meyer, a UB career counselor overseeing employer recruitment for JOBSapalooza, noted the importance of having such a diverse group of employers. "Our purpose is to serve a wide array of candidates wishing to work or intern in the Western New York market. Therefore it is essential to have a diverse pool of employment opportunities." Employers interesting in having a presence at JOBSapalooza are encouraged to visit http://www.jobsapalooza.com.

"Now in its 12th year, JOBSapalooza has successfully connected college students who live or attend school in the Western New York area with employers offering job and internship opportunities in the region," said Judith Applebaum, UB interim director of career services and one of JOBSapalooza's organizers. "Every opportunity to meet with employers is worth the effort, especially in challenging economic times. We look forward to another successful year of helping to keep talent in Western New York."

JOBSapalooza and pre-fair workshops are free and open to college students as well as the community. The "Art of Interviewing" and"How to Make the Most of a Job Fair" workshops will take place from 2-4 p.m.

A partial list of employers expected to attend includes Yahoo!, GEICO, People Inc., Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HSBC Bank, New York Life Insurance Company, New York Army National Guard, Wells Fargo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, WNYO and Seevast.