Engineering invites more employers to job fair

Oct. 24 event showcases more than 250 students

College of Engineering & Engineering Technology job fairNIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Room 354 of the Engineering Building.

The job fair is designed specifically around placing students interested in careers or internships in the engineering, technology or computer science fields, specifically with an interest in the STEM areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

Each year, the fair showcases more than 250 students in specialized areas of study. These events are perfect for finding co-ops, internships and part- and full-time professionals.

More than 30 employers will be attending this fall with more yet to be announced.

Some employers include John Deere, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Epic, Pentair, ComEd, Power/Mation, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Dotomi, Holland Co, ATMI Precast, Woodward, Forge Resources Group, UTC Aerospace, the U.S. Navy and Genesis Automation.

“We take these job fairs as a serious opportunity not only to showcase our students, but also to identify other ways in which we can work together and partner with these companies,” Dean Promod Vohra said. “With over 200 corporate partners in the books, these companies continue to provide us the opportunity to place our students in internship and co-op roles, the projects and financial support to conduct senior design projects and endless job placement opportunities for our graduates and alumni.”

Employer registration is $300, which includes one table and two chairs, lunch for recruiters and parking. Electricity and table drapes are included. Because of space limitations only one table per company is allowed.

Set-up for employers is scheduled from 9:30 to 11 a.m. For media requests and businesses wishing to pay in check or American Express, contact Amanda Carrier at (815) 752-8211 or acarrier@niu.edu.

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