Unity College to host Maine’s largest environmental career fair

Jan 19, 2013

Unity — Unity College will once again host its annual job fair, connecting employers with job seekers looking for work in the growing “green” job market. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, Unity College Career Services will host the most extensive environmentally focused career fair to take place in Maine this year in the Tozier Gymnasium on the Unity campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There will be a virtual component to the career fair, with a number of employers communicating with prospective employees by Skype. Businesses that cannot attend, but wish to participate by Skype may contact career services at (207) 948-9271.

The environmental career recruitment event is free and open to the general public, though focused on recruitment of recent or anticipated college graduates from across New England. Sponsored by the Unity College Career Resource Center, the event is expected attract more than 60 employers.

“Once again our annual environmental career fair generated superior interest from potential employers,” noted Nicole Collins, Unity College Career Consultant and Internship Coordinator. “Participants will have the opportunity to seek professional advice, make valuable professional connections, locate internships, refine their job search, and in some cases make the right connection leading to a professional opportunity.”

Employers will offer a variety of presentations and career related materials, including equipment, applications, videos and personal testimonials from Unity College alumni in the field.

Given the growing popularity of the “green” job marketplace, Collins anticipates that career changers will attend the event.

“This annual event is very much an opportunity for adults with job experience to explore new and emerging fields,” Collins said. “The ‘green’ job marketplace is a growing field in the state of Maine, and that trend shows no sign of slowing.”

Another aspect of the career fair is its role in helping current students connect with internship opportunities.

“Unity College students typically build their careers during their college years through hands on internships and experiential learning,” Collins said. “Unity students have pursued internships in all 50 states and 23 foreign countries.”

Space for employers is still available. Employers seeking to participate may contact the Unity College Career Resource Center at 207.948.9271, by email at crc@unity.edu, or register online at http://www.unity.edu/academics/support/career_services.

Unity College is located at 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity.

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