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Media Advisory: UB students, alumni to turn expertise into opportunities at ‘STEM UP’ job fair

Release Date: October 6, 2015

“The opportunities extend beyond the companies and organizations that one might traditionally view as STEM-related.”
Arlene Kaukus, director, career services
University at Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo students and alumni will learn how to apply their science, technology, engineering and mathematics talents and training into job prospects at the Office of Career Services’ STEM UP job and internship fair.

When: Noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Where: Main gym of Alumni Arena, UB North Campus.

Why: Career Services leaders want to help UB students and alumni take advantage of their expertise in the science, engineering, technology and mathematics fields, identifying career paths and opportunities they may take in actual companies.

“Everywhere you read you see a reference to STEM,” says Arlene F. Kaukus, director of Career Services, which is sponsoring and organizing the STEM UP fair. “There are exciting opportunities within the STEM fields for graduates from numerous disciplines.

“The opportunities extend beyond the companies and organizations that one might traditionally view as STEM-related,” she says. “I encourage all disciplines to consider how their particular skill set might fit or align with needs of companies within the STEM arena.”

Who: The STEM UP job fair is open to all students and alumni of UB.

Who II: More than 120 local, national and start-up companies will participate, including Bloomberg, Citi, General Mills, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Moog, SolarCity, Priceline and Trip Advisor.

Other attractions and features: The event will offer a LinkedIn photo booth and “Start-up Alley” for students and alumni interested in entering the start-up field. In addition, UB Career Services staff will be available to offer advice to UB students attending the event.

A mobile app will be available to help participants prepare for and navigate the fair, along with live social media broadcasting and social challenges using a #STEMUP hashtag.

For more information: Contact Jenna Smith in UB Career Services at 645-2231 or jennasmi@buffalo.edu.  

Media Contact Information

Charles Anzalone
News Content Manager
Education, Educational Opportunity Center, Law,
Academies, Honors College, Student Activities

Tel: 716-645-4600
anzalon@buffalo.edu