Beat the post-grad blues: Start your career at the STEM Fair

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The Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology will host its semiannual STEM fair for science, technology, engineering and mathematics students on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom.

In conjunction with the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences and Information Systems, the College of Engineering and Technology holds the STEM fair during fall and winter semesters as an opportunity for students in technical disciplines to network with companies who are looking for employees in STEM fields.

“If you want work after graduation, this is the way you do it. It’s a great way to find internships and meet recruiters face-to-face,” said Jane Cunningham, facilitator for the Engineering Recruiting Services office.

Students meet with recruiters to network and find internships and jobs at the Winter 2013 STEM Fair. Photo courtesy of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Students meet with recruiters to network and find internships and jobs at the Winter 2013 STEM fair.
Photo courtesy College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Cunningham explained that this STEM fair will be the largest to date, with up to 183 companies participating. She added that students will have the opportunity to meet with companies such as 3M, Adobe, Chevron and Microsoft and make connections that could lead to internships and full-time jobs.

“The STEM fair gives students the opportunity to network and gives them a leg up in job hunting with that face-to-face interaction,” said Jeanette Howes, project manager at the dean’s office of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

Students can prepare for the STEM fair by attending the “Dress for Success” seminar on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in Room 377 of the W. W. Clyde Engineering Building. Walk-in résumé critiques will also be held Friday, Sept. 20, and Monday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in 2400 WSC.

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