The largest UR Career and Internship Connection fair will be held in New York City on November 7th. Over 30 organizations, including JP Morgan Chase, Lehman Brothers and the NYC Office of Management and Budget will be participating in the career and internship fair.

“This is the biggest fair yet,” Career Center Director Burt Nadler said. “We are very pleased that New York City is once again looking for the best and brightest students that we have to offer.”

Students can learn more about the internships and careers available at individual organizations by visiting the CIC’s Web site at Resumes must be uploaded by Sunday in order to have potential employers review them in time for the conference.

In anticipation of last-minute questions, the Career Center will be open on Sunday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Traditionally, UR students have been the most successful students at CIC events. “Statistically speaking, if there are ten schools, each should get about 10 percent of the interviews available,” Nadler said. “Here we are dealing with more schools and UR students get between 20 and 30 percent of all interviews.”

One of the unique aspects of this program is that it allows all students to participate. Although it is primarily intended for juniors and seniors, other students are welcome to attend as well. In the morning there is an open forum with the organizations recruiters, so everyone can benefit from attending.

The CIC program was created by UR but also has 15 other member colleges in the consortium. This will be CIC’s fifth program in New York City. In addition to this program, there are upcoming events in Chicago, Washington D.C. and Boston.

Segway recalled, creator to speak at Meliora Weekend

On Sept. 26, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Segway LLC announced a voluntary recall to upgrade software on certain models of the Segway Human Transporter. According to the company’s Web site, approximately 6,600 machines will be recalled in response to three documented cases of riders falling off the machine and injuring themselves. When the machine’s battery gets low, it cannot produce enough power, causing riders to fall off.

The Segway is a self-balancing, electric-powered transportation device which claims to “go farther, move more quickly, and increase the amount [people] can carry anywhere they currently walk,” according to the Web site.

The machine has received both positive and negative feedback from the nation. Some praise it as a time saving innovation, others call it the sports utility vehicle of the sidewalk, and worry that it is perpetuating laziness in an already indolent society. The inventor of this machine, Dean Kamen, is coming to UR this Meliora Weekend to speak about the Segway and some of his other inventions.

Reporting by Dana Mittelman and Jeff Keesing.

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