September 23, 2005


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LEWISBURG, Pa. - Employer Expo 2005, the Bucknell Career Development Center's annual fall career fair, brought out dozens of employers and hundreds of students.

According to Carole Bourgeacq-Hardt, manager of networking events at the Career Development Center, nearly 90 employers were registered to assist Bucknell students with job and internship searches and to provide information about a variety of industries.

In addition to being one of the biggest employer representations in recent years, many of the employers were represented by Bucknell alumni, including Scott Alfieri '94 of Accenture, Larry Trout '93 and Steve Patak '05 of Duffield Associates Inc., Andy Furhmann '91 of Clark Construction Group, and Beth Regan '91 of Goldman Sachs Co.

"I received wonderful feedback from the employers at the end of the fair commending students for their level of preparation, their academic achievements, and presentation," Bourgeacq-Hardt said.

She said more than 500 students registered for the event held in Gerhard Fieldhouse Thursday, Sept. 22. The total included 311 seniors, 129 juniors, 40 sophomores, 12 first-year students, eight graduate students, and eight alumni. Bourgeacq-Hardt said even more students attended but they couldn't be counted if they didn't register.

Of the nearly 90 employers registered, three could not attend, but Bourgeacq-Hardt said the Career Development Center had been asked to collect and forward resumes from interested students. Employers covered a broad range of American business, ranging from Johnson & Johnson Ortho Clinical Diagnostic and General Electric to Lord & Taylor and PricewaterhouseCooper Inc.

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