It's that time of year again, when college seniors start thinking about the next phase of their lives. In other words, that means it's time to start looking for a job, polishing up the resume, and hitting the campus career fairs.

As we've discussed here before in relations to internship programs, many campus events and recruitment efforts still cater primarily to large, established companies. This can make it challenging for startups looking to hire new talent and difficult for graduates hoping to find work opportunities at small or new companies.

The NYC Startup Job Fair - scheduled for the afternoon of April 8 - hopes to address this with an event expressly aimed at matching graduates with startups.

Now in its second year, the job fair is hosted by the Columbia Venture Company and the NYU Venture Company. Over 50 startups have already applied for booths, which certainly puts it on track to outdo its last year's sell-out event.

According to organizer Alex Horn, the NYC Startup Job Fair is trying to attract a diverse group of companies this year, including green tech, fashion, and food startups. But says Horn, "Our goal continues to be bringing more awareness of the growing NY startup scene especially among young qualified job seekers. We hope the fair leads to resume exchanges and converting some would-be bankers and lawyers into the entrepreneurial path."

Job seekers and startups can still apply for a spot, but the event did sell out last year, so you might want to do so soon.