Fifty-one employers attended February’s Engineering & Tech Career Fair at the UVM Davis Center. Participating companies, often represented by UVM alumni, were there to recruit undergraduate and graduate students for internships, coop opportunities, and full-time positions.
Over 300 students, resumes in hand, attended the networking event. Some students had the opportunity to schedule interviews and some interviewed on the spot. “For students in STEM programs it’s extremely valuable to learn about and network with organizations and alumni to gain clarity around their future career paths,” said Lauren Petrie, Coordinator of the Career Readiness Program at the College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (CEMS).
Employers in attendance included Astronics Corporation, Asure Software, BL Companies, CHC Helicopter Services, Chroma Technology, Collins Aerospace (previously UTC), Deep Analytics LLC, Dynapower Company, FAST Enterprises, Fenwick & West, General Dynamics, GlobalFoundries, GW Plastics, Hallam-ICS, Hayward Tyler, Husky Injection Molding Systems, Instrumart, Logic Supply, MassMutual, Mylan Technologies, New Breed Marketing, NuHarbor Security, Omya Inc., PC Construction, Stantec, Terracon, Vtrans, Vermont Air National Guard, Vermont Information Processing, VHB, Whiting-Turner Contracting and Woodard & Curran.
Over the past three years there’s been a 40% increase in the number of employers in engineering and technology industries participating in University of Vermont Career Fairs. The participation of students in CEMS has also doubled since 2015.
Within just a few weeks of the 2019 Engineering & Tech Career Fair, the Career Readiness Program heard from many students who set up interviews at the event and are starting to go through the interview process. Other recent successes include:
• EIV Technical Services has extended 4 full-time offers to Civil/Environmental Engineering seniors they met through the fair
• Logic Supply hosted a group of more than 20 engineering and computer science students for a tour and informational session on-site the morning of February 22nd. Many of the students they hosted they invited through meeting them at the Engineering & Tech Career Fair.
• Husky Injection Molding Systems has hired at least one ME Co-Op student for next year through the interviews they did on-campus the day after the fair.