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REF NO.: 95

SUBJECT: The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University Career Fair set for Feb. 11-12

DATE: Feb. 10

Note to editors:
Employers from across Canada will be lining up to meet the Marine Institute’s outstanding students, graduates and alumni at the 7th Annual Marine Institute Career Fair, set for Feb. 11-12.
Students looking for future employment will have the opportunity to network with employers from the marine transportation, ocean technology, aquaculture and food sectors as more than 39 exhibitors and presenters are expected to participate.
This year’s fair is anticipated to be the largest and most successful to date as employer demand saw exhibition space sold out three weeks prior to the career fair.
The two-day event showcases the knowledge and skills of Marine Institute students and graduates including those from nautical science, marine engineering, food technology, naval architecture, marine environment, aquaculture, ROV and ocean instrumentation and matches them with employers who are seeking new employees for their workforce.
During the first day of the Career Fair, industry representatives and alumni will have the opportunity to showcase their success. Presentations will be scheduled throughout the day highlighting employment opportunities and profiling industry partnerships.
 On Feb.12, employers will set up displays and interact with students and graduates from the institute’s wide range of certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and degree programs. Students will have the opportunity to meet exhibitors and discuss opportunities that they have available for both work term or full time employment.
The fair is open to all Marine Institute students and alumni who want to connect with potential employers, seek out employment opportunities and discuss the latest industry developments in their field. The general public are also invited to attend to learn more about how the marine and ocean industries are contributing to this province’s economic development and employment growth.
 Members of the media are welcome to attend.

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For more information, please contact Stephanie Barrett, public relations and communications officer, Fisheries and Marine Institute, (709) 778-0677 / (709) 687-6508, or Kimberley Thornhill, educational marketing coordinator, (709) 778-0544 / (709) 691-9221,


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