More than 200 Employers Seek Candidates at Fall Career Fair

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (August 30, 2017) — More than 200 employers and over 900 job-seeking students will meet on Thursday, September 14, at Saint Joseph’s University’s Fall Career Fair. Companies attending the fair represent a range of industries and organizations — including financial services, retail, food marketing, advertising, nonprofits and government agencies — seeking students with experience from disciplines across the University.

The career fair, which will take place in the Athletic Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., is part of a weeklong series of events presented by SJU’s Career Development Center (CDC).

“We are happy to see that this year will bring our loyal recruiting partners and many organizations new to recruitment to Saint Joseph's,” says Trish Shafer, executive director of the Career Development Center. “The number of employers who return here year after year is a testament to the strong hiring and retention results these employers have experienced at SJU. Whether employers are seeking undergraduate, graduate, business or arts and sciences students, we are confident they will, once again, meet great talent for their organizations.”

Among the employers scheduled to attend are Aetna, Albert Einstein Medical Center, American Association for Cancer Research, Cigna, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Kellogg’s, Mars, Montgomery Early Learning Centers, the Philadelphia Police, the Peace Corps, SEI Investments, Susquehanna International Group, Vanguard and WHYY.

All majors and class years, including alumni, are welcome at the career fair. In the days before the fair, the CDC will offer resume critique sessions and a professional dress pop-up shop, where students can borrow gently used professional clothes for the career fair. The clothes were donated by SJU faculty and staff. At the fair, CDC staff will provide tours for first-time attendees, and students can have a professional LinkedIn headshot taken.

Throughout the year, the CDC offers programs and counseling to prepare students for success after graduation. For more information on the center, and for a full schedule of events, visit

Media Contact

Jeffrey Martin '04, '05 (M.A.), Senior Associate Director, University Communications, 610-660-3223,


Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni — over 68,000 strong — provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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