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The New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Career, Co-op and Internship Fair on Wednesday is expected to draw a record 175 employers, according to the Newark university.

More than 2,000 students and alumni are expected to attend at two locations, the Fleisher Athletic Center and the Naimoli Athletic Center, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Students majoring in computer science, information technology and computer engineering will be most in demand, said Gregory Mass, executive director of the school’s career development services office.

“Computers are used in every business, every industry and every field, so once again, computing majors are in high demand,” Moss said. “But we’re seeing an uptick in demand for engineering and business management majors.”

Recruiters will interview prospective May graduates, but also are interested in underclassmen for internships and co-ops, which are similar to internships but last longer. Often, students working on an co-op are retained by their employer for full-time jobs.

Last year, 17 percent of NJIT’s May graduates found jobs through the school’s career fairs. In addition, the career development office posts about 100 new job listings on its database each week, and counselors also host on-campus recruiting days.

“Students must get involved on campus, get good grades, take on leadership roles and get work experience,” Mass said. “Employers want to hire students who have job experience, and employers at the fair will look to hire interns and co-ops. That’s a great opportunity for our students — a great way for them to jump-start their careers.”

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