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Out-of-this-World job opportunities await college students at Space Foundation's free Space Career Fair

03/09/2004

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 10, 2004) -- College students can combine their education and talents with an interest in space and learn more about opportunities in the space industry at the second annual Space Career Fair for College Students. Scheduled Tuesday, March 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, the Space Career Fair is hosted by the Space Foundation, its corporate members and sponsoring companies. "The Career Fair addresses the space industry's critical need of overcoming difficulties in attracting high-quality, young talent," said Dr. Patricia Arnold, vice president of education and workforce development for the Space Foundation. "College students will benefit by learning about new space jobs they can aspire to, including those that require technical and non-technical expertise." Admission to the Space Career Fair for College Students is free, and includes "Meet the Company" presentations with space industry representatives to discuss career opportunities and industry trends and needs; access to the Space Career Pavilion; a networking lunch; interview opportunities with leading space companies prior to the event; and access to the Northrop Grumman Exhibit Center at the 20th National Space Symposium. For registration and more information visit www.spacecareerfair.org, or call the Space Foundation at 800-691-4000. Space Career Fair sponsors include Analytical Graphics, Inc., ATK Thiokol Propulsion, BAE Sytems, Ball Aerospace and Technologies, Corp., The Boeing Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Harris Corporation, ITT Industries, Lockheed Martin, NASA, NGA, Raytheon Company, Spectrum Astro, Swales Aerospace, and United Space Alliance. About the Space Foundation
The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Space Foundation is a national non-profit organization, which vigorously advances civil, commercial, and national security space endeavors and educational excellence. The Space Foundation annually conducts, along with its partnering organizations, the National Space Symposium, the premier U.S. policy and program forum, scheduled March 29 - April 1, 2004, and Strategic Space 2004, scheduled Oct. 5-7, in Omaha, Neb. The Foundation recently created a Web site just for kids with fun space activities. It also manages an on-site NASA Educational Resource Center; offers two distinct Master's in Space Studies Degrees in conjunction with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Regis University; and has trained more than 30,000 teachers since 1986 on Teaching With Space through Space Discovery graduate courses and national conferences. For more information, visit www.spacefoundation.org.

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