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Ogden College S.T.E.M. Career Fair

2015 Ogden College Fair - Feb 25

Job Fair Specifics:

What is the Job Fair?
The Center for Career and Professional Development  with the Ogden College of Science and Engineering are partnering with organizations to create the 2015 Ogden Career Fair. This event is an opportunity for you (WKU Ogden Students) to interface with employers looking for the best S.T.E.M. talent WKU has to offer. Employers from state, regional, and national companies will be attending the event

When:

Wednesday, February 25, 11AM - 2PM

Where:

EBS, EST, and SNELL Hall

Who is coming?

Aerotek - Aerotek is a leader in the recruiting and staffing industry. With more than three decades in the recruiting and staffing industry, we have developed the knowledge and skills to deliver the perfect fit between a candidate and an employer.

Alliant Technologies - Alliant Technologies is a growing technology innovator. We are a market leader in Electrical Engineering, PLC Programming, Software Systems, and Control Panel build, in many markets. We have delivered some of the largest automation system deployments in the world. Our core business is Turnkey Control and Software Solutions. Opportunities available: Electrical Engineer, Software Engineer, CAD designer, Internship/Co-op. Desired Competencies: Electrical Engineering degree, Software/Computer Science Engineering degree

Alltech - At Alltech, our mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. Alltech improves health and performance by adding nutritional value to food and feed through its innovative use of yeast fermentation, enzyme technology, algae and nutrigenomics. Opportunities available: Manufacturing Management, Algae, Research, Sales and Marketing. Desired Competencies: Engineering and Science backgrounds with preference in Masters/PhD

Altec Industries - Altec is a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets. We deliver products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world. Our products are the industry leaders and consistently raise the bar through innovative product design, integrated safety features, and continued dedication. Opportunities Available: Full Time Associate Engineer, Engineering Coop. Desired Competencies: Mechanical Engineer

BGMU - Opportunities Available: Student Internships in the Water/Wastewater Division. Desired Competencies: Enrollment in an engineering program is required.  Strong computer and math skills.  Candidate must be enrolled in a college or university in the preceding spring semester and the following fall semester.  A valid driver's license is required.

Bridgestone-Warren Plant - Truck and Bus Radial Tire Manufacturing Facility. Opportunities Available: Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Co-ops. Desired Competencies: Jr Level Standing.

 

Who's looking for what?

Recruiters will be looking for professional, poised students and graduates to fill full- and part-time positions, co-op positions, and internships. The career fair is also a great time to explore and discuss career options with recruiters. 

What should I bring?
Bring copies of your current resume to distribute to recruiters. If you need resume help, contact The Center for Career and Professional Development for assistance or contact your Professional Development Specialist, Lana Kunkel, when she is on site in your academic building.

How should I dress?
Image isn't everything, but it's a lot. Business professional is best (Business suits, slacks with shirt and tie, pants or skirt outfits, dresses).

Will I get an interview?
Generally, the career fair provides an initial contact with an organization. Formal interviews may be scheduled at a later date.

How do I make the most of a job fair?
Effective preparation and communication are key in ensuring your career fair success. Research the participating companies and schools you are interested in prior to the event. Learn about them, their available positions, and what they are looking for in candidates. If you really want to go beyond the average, prepare a list of questions to ask those specific companies.

What should I do after the job fair?
Follow up by sending a thank you note a day or two later. Recruiters will meet dozens of people, so make sure they don't forget you. This is not only polite but it also lets the representative know you paid attention, are serious about the job, and are the right person.

 

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