The University of Prince Edward Island is hoping changes to its career fair will lead to more students finding future employment.

'We all know that networking is one of the greatest ways to find a job.' - Cindy Wood, UPEI

Wednesday's event has added more potential employers. A total of 24 companies have agreed to spend the day at the student centre.  The university has also been encouraging students to be hands-on by holding resume-writing sessions before the career fair.

"And we all know that networking is one of the greatest ways to find a job. So the personal touch is never lost. It is critical," said Cindy Wood of UPEI's career services department.

"I don't think you can ever underestimate the power of meeting with someone and showing your personality and having that personal contact." 

Some of the participating employers planned to hold interviews with students during the career fair.