asic business black
was clearly the sartorial order of the day when more than 5,000
graduating CUNY students and recruiters from 130 major employers
convened at the Javits Center on April 26 for the University's 13th
annual Big Apple Job Fair.
Among the distinguished
speakers on hand to launch the day-long event were distinguished
businesswoman (and CUNY Trustee and faculty member) Kathleen Pesile
and Governor George Pataki's chief economist, Dr. Stephen Kagann.
The recruiters were on hand to search for future financial analysts,
teachers, book editors, engineers, computer specialists, registered
nurses, and medical researchers, to name but a few professions represented
at this largest university-run job fair in the northeast. Among
employers making their debut this year at the Job Fair were the
Manhattan law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton, the Federal Home Loan
Bank of New York, CalTeach, and Marriott International.
Putting his students' best foot forward, Chancellor Matthew Goldstein
promised a "bright, talented, and motivated" group of job seekers,
adding that "two-thirds already have considerable work experience.
In fact, 70% of CUNY students work full-time." Goldstein also pointed
out that recruiters would be meeting ideal prospective employees
for the increasingly global economy: "They are diverse in age, gender
and ethnicity. Half of them were born in another country, and, collectively,
they speak 160 languages."