Another Career Fair – No Fooling!

It’s a good time to be a UConn Engineering student.  The Engineering Career Fair in Rome Commons on February 17th was a resounding success!  We had 67 companies presenting their opportunities to 675 students in attendance – both records for the Spring event.  In fact, so many companies wanted into the fair that we had a waiting list with nearly 20 employers – which bring us to…

 

We’re doing it again.

 

UConn Engineering Career Fair

Wednesday, April 1, 11AM-3PM

South Rome Commons Ballroom

 

That’s right, we’re currently putting together another Engineering Career Fair for this spring semester on April 1, and this is not an April Fool’s joke.  So far, we’re more than ½ way full, and companies have only been registering for a few days.  You can expect to see some of the more familiar companies that like to hire UConn SoE students, such as Nucor Steel and Cigna, but we’re also focusing on some smaller employers in two unique ways.

 

First, we’re partnering with the UConn Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers to invite companies that have attended the ASCE career day in prior years, with the goal of establishing a special ASCE section of employers within the larger overall fair.  You can even look for ASCE members helping out in the management of the event.

 

Second, the Center for Career Development and the School of Engineering are partnering with Connecticut Innovations (www.ctinnovations.com), a public/private partnership that provides support and funding to CT-based technology companies, to bring a new set of employers to their very first UConn Engineering Career Fair — most of whom are smaller, early-stage, or both.  Many of these CT Innovations affiliate employers will be especially keen on hiring students for summer internships, and we look forward to building relationships between these new employers and UConn.

 

Keep an eye on the CCD web calendar for pre-fair workshops, and don’t forget to have your resume reviewed at the Center for Career Development – critiques are available Monday-Friday between 10AM and 5PM.  You can check out previous blog posts for more info on these topics as well.

 

Good luck and see you at the fair!

By John Bau
John Bau Career Consultant, School of Engineering John Bau