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July 28th, 2011

ON24 Drives SAE International Virtual Career Fair

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—July 28, 2011— ON24, the global leader in webcasting and virtual event solutions, today announced that SAE International will use the ON24 Virtual Show platform for its upcoming Virtual Career Fair, scheduled for September 21, 2011.

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE used the ON24 platform for its 2010 Virtual Career Fair, an online event that successfully connected hundreds of job seekers with hiring companies in the mobility industry.

Also developed specifically for engineers and professionals in the mobility field, SAE’s 2011 Virtual Career Fair will provide both candidates and employers with a convenient way to connect in a virtual environment – reducing the time and costs associated with traditional career events. Job seekers will also have opportunities to quickly and efficiently interact with professional recruiters from multiple hiring companies in the online venue. In addition, the Virtual Career Fair will offer presentations from industry experts in career development, covering hiring trends and providing tips and techniques for job seekers.

SAE’s virtual job fair program is designed to:

  • Assist thousands of job-seeking engineers in locating new positions
  • Enable candidates and recruiters to connect conveniently and cost-effectively
  • Provide a platform for cross-industry recruitment

Leading mobility industry firms such as Borg-Warner are slated to have “virtual booths” in the 2011 Virtual Career Fair. “SAE is excited about building on the success of our earlier Virtual Career Fair,” commented Martha Schanno, Recruitment Sales Manager for SAE International. “Both job seekers and hiring companies find that the virtual environment provided by ON24 is a great place to meet, connect and communicate. It is a fast and engaging process that saves everyone time and money.”

“ON24 technology is making job-seeking more convenient and more successful,” said ON24 CMO Denise Persson. “People can now attend career fairs without the time and expense of traveling. Instead, they can interact with potential employers through their own computers. That means no money spent on gas, parking – or babysitters!”

In addition to reducing costs when compared to traditional career fairs and recruitment events, a key benefit of the ON24 virtual environment for hiring companies is the ability to instantly connect with multiple candidates from across the country and around the globe. Employers can also offer downloadable materials and conduct “mini-interviews” on the spot within the ON24 environment.

For job seekers, the benefits of SAE’s Virtual Career Fair include the ability to visit with numerous companies in the online venue, interact via online chats, and explore cross-industry opportunities with employers in the energy, chemical, industrial, manufacturing and green technology fields – without ever leaving their desks.

More about the 2011 SAE International Virtual Career Fair
The SAE Virtual Career Fair is scheduled for September 21, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. More than 200,000 engineering professionals from nearly every engineering discipline will be invited by SAE to attend. Experts in career development for mobility industry engineers will present the latest in job and employment trends, while professional recruiters and HR representatives will be on hand to interact with job seekers and answer their questions. SAE will also offer pre-event interview tips and online etiquette pointers.

More information and registration details can be found at:

About ON24, Inc.

The recognized global market share leader, ON24 provides webcasting and virtual environments for corporate communications and demand generation. The ON24 platform is a complete Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud offering; no deployment resources or audience downloads are required. ON24 offers fully integrated, enterprise-wide solutions for applications ranging from partner expos, user conferences and trade shows to training and company town hall meetings. More than 750 organizations, including IBM, Cisco, CA Technologies, Merck, AstraZeneca, Fiserv, Credit Suisse, GE and Oracle, rely on ON24. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices throughout the world. For more information, visit