Career Fair is Tomorrow
Tomorrow's 2017 Fall Career Fair is shaping up to be “the third largest career fair in Michigan Tech history,” according to Career Services Director Steve Patchin.
With only five hours scheduled for the fair, noon to 5 p.m., many recruiters are sponsoring additional events on campus this week to connect with as many students as possible. General Motors invited students to engage with their team and “enjoy the day behind the wheel” Sunday (Sept. 24) at their Community Ride and Drive Event and continued meeting with students yesterday at their “Made for More” info session.
Students can take a boat ride on the Portage Canal and meet hiring managers from Mercury Marine from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Great Lakes Research Center, preregistration is suggested.
More than 30 companies have scheduled information sessions on campus this week, including 24G, that is giving away an iPad Mini to one lucky attendee at their info session today. Big name companies like Ford, 3M, DTE, Amway and Honeywell have reserved presentation rooms as well. Additional opportunities include sessions with the Department of Defense, the US Navy and the Peace Corps.
Amazon is conducting an hour-long, interactive workshop for students today called “Ace Your Technical Interview.” The workshop is geared to help students prepare for challenging questions, whiteboard coding, and problem solving assessments associated with technical interviews.
Tomorrow and Thursday, Michigan Tech Student Athletes will be responsible for loading and unloading company supplies, setting up booths and tables, and tearing down the Career Fair. New this year is participation by the Huskies Pep Band offering valet parking for employers. Take a look behind the scenes of Career Fair here.
A live, local remote radio broadcast will take place from the Student Development Complex from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow along with students broadcasting on WMTU FM.
At 5:30 p.m. tomorrow recruiters can unwind at the After Hours reception and academic information fair in the John MacInnes Student Ice Areana.
Career Fair is a biannual event that is classified as an all-majors fair, meaning it is open to all students and all majors. According to the 340 employers registered for the fair, more than 30 companies are seeking students studying business administration, 60-plus desire computer science related majors and at least 25 companies are looking for students in mathematics.
This time of year is known as recruiting season, and Career Fairs are an integral part of recruitment on college campuses. In addition to Career Fair, Handshake has approved 917 new job postings for Michigan Tech students, across all disciplines and departments, in the last several days.