The virtual JIN Fair

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The Job, Internship, and Networking (JIN) Fair has been a signature event for decades at Ursinus College. It has changed moderately over the years but never as dramatically as this year. The Career and Postgraduate Development (CPD) office joined forces with nine other liberal arts institutions to hold a virtual fair on Feb. 24 from 3-7 PM via Handshake. The Ursinus’ JIN Fair was also supported by the Maryland and Pennsylvania Liberal Arts Career Fair this year. 

Olivia Correll, former assistant director of Employer Engagement, explained that she and her colleagues originally were going to hold this event solely through Ursinus but were provided with this opportunity and took it. She says it “meant that we were able to pool more variety of employers and geographic regions.”  She strongly believes that because of this partnership, Ursinus can provide students with greater opportunities than before. 

Correll claimed that students will see the same employers that attend in-person each year, but Ursinus is “always looking to build new and dynamic relationships.” She and her team want to provide students with as many opportunities as possible to succeed, especially with the difficult economy they will be graduating into. 

The fair is typically two hours long but was doubled in duration so employers could “offer many group or one-to-one sessions.”