COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets announced today that the team's sixth annual Career Fair is set for Friday, Feb. 11 at Nationwide Arena starting at 1 p.m. The event gives current college students, recent graduates and experienced professionals access to hiring personnel from the area's professional sports teams, college programs and other leading businesses. The complete registration package includes entry to the afternoon career fair, a networking reception beginning at 5 p.m., a Blue Jackets hat, and a ticket to the game that night when the Jackets host the Colorado Avalanche at 7 p.m.
A new component of the Blue Jackets Career Fair is a panel discussion, from 1:30-2:30 p.m., featuring the following sports executives:
•John Browne - Columbus Blue Jackets, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
•Vic Gregovits - Cleveland Indians, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
•Ken Schnacke - Columbus Clippers, President and General Manager
•Mike Malo - Columbus Crew, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
•David Brown - IMG College, Regional Vice President, Northeast Region
•Dan Rossetti (panel moderator) - Managing Partner, Ascension Sports Partners, LLC
During the day, attendees will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from the following sports teams and college programs: Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers, Columbus Crew, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever, Lake Erie Monsters, Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Ohio State University Athletics, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates and West Virginia Power.
Recruiters and hiring personnel will be also attending from the following companies in the region: American Electric Power; Anheuser-Busch; Bob Evans; CareWorks; Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corporation; Chase Card Services; Columbus Dispatch; Contemporary Services Corporation; Fiserv; Inventiv Communications; Mount Vernon Nazarene University; MPW Industrial Services, Inc.; Ohio University Sport Management; Sports Management Worldwide; The Scotts Miracle Grow Company; Stanley Steemer; State Farm Insurance; Talis Sports Marketing; Teleperformance; UPS; Verizon Wireless; Westerville City Schools; and Worthington Industries, Inc. Participating organizations are subject to change.
Online registration is available at BlueJackets.nhl.com/careerfair2011. Advance registration is $25 and day-of registration is $35. Additional game tickets may be also purchased for $25. For more information, call (614) 246-3972.
The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when they visit the Detroit Red Wings at 7:30 p.m. Live coverage on FOX Sports Ohio begins with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network, including 97.1 The Fan and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single-game tickets for Blue Jackets home games, starting at $22, are on sale at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, a variety of partial-season plans and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.