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Positive Job Outlook for Grads as Employers Line Up at Drexel's Spring Career Fair

Photo of employers at a former Drexel career fair
Employers interacting with students at a previous Drexel Career Fair.

PHILADELPHIA, April 9, 2013

More than 117 employers are lining up to recruit from more than 1,300 students at Drexel University’s Spring Career Fair. This is one of the largest group of employers at the spring fair in the last five years, according to Peter Franks, senior associate vice provost for career education, who heads Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center. Employers expect to hire 13 percent more graduates this year than they did last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers latest Job Outlook 2013 survey.

With a high demand for graduates in computer and information science, business administration, and management information systems, according to NACE, Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center has also seen a steady increase in unique job postings this year. Both large corporations and small firms have registered to recruit at Drexel's Spring Career Fair, according to Franks. For a complete list of employer's registered, visit: Drexel Spring Career Fair Employers.

The career fair will be held on Wednesday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Drexel's Daskalakis Athletic Center located at 34th and Market Streets.

More than 300,000 college students attend more than 83 higher education institutions in Greater Philadelphia. Among them, Drexel University has the largest academic career fair.

News Media Contact

Britt Faulstick

News Officer, University Communications

britt.faulstick@drexel.edu
Phone: 215.895.2617
Mobile: 215.796.5161

Jill Marateck

Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Steinbright Career Development Center

jrm375@drexel.edu
Phone: 215-895-2394