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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


Wednesday, February 25, 11AM - 2PM


EBS, EST, and SNELL Hall

Who is coming?

AEI - Civil Engineering firm involved in structural, transportation, geotech, and surveying. Opportunities Available: EIT Summer Interns in Civil Engineering. Desired Competencies: Civil Engineering Degree

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.

C&I Engineering - C&I has over 30 years experience in the refining, chemical, and industrial industries. We currently employ approximately 275 associates - making us one of the region's leading, and Kentucky's largest, engineering, procurement and construction management firms. We clearly understand that clients need to find first-class partners with whom to work. Opportunities Available: Fulltime, New Grad. Desired Competencies: Chemical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Civil/Structural Engineer.

C&I Engineering - C&I has over 30 years experience in the refining, chemical, and industrial industries. We currently employ approximately 275 associates - making us one of the region's leading, and Kentucky's largest, engineering, procurement and construction management firms. We clearly understand that clients need to find first-class partners with whom to work. Opportunities Available: Fulltime, New Grad. Desired Competencies: Chemical Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Civil/Structural Engineer.

Carpenter Company - Carpenter Co. is the world's largest producer of comfort cushioning products.  Our guiding principles of continuous improvement, innovation, customer service and integrity are important now as they were in our founding in 1948.  Carpenter Co. is a leader in our industry, the industries we serve and the products we deliver. Opportunities Available: We always look for a variety of individuals but specifically from this event, we are looking for individuals for our Management Trainee Program - this is a program designed to teach every aspect of our business and how it operates so that in the future these individuals have the skills and knowledge to run the operations of one of our plants.

Champion Pet Foods - Manufacturer of biologically appropriate, fresh regional ingredients, never outsourced, petfood. Company currently under construction but will be operational in October 2015. Will begin hiring admin level, supervisors and engineers between February and June 2015. Opportunities Available: Engineers, Engineering support, supervisors, administration level. Desired Competencies: Engineer - mechanical and electrical Manufacturing Technology

Country Oven Bakery - Country Oven Backery is a manufacturing division of the Kroger company. We have over 550 employee's with an array of career opportunities from human resources, information technology, qaulity assurance, engineering and more. There are opportunities both on the production floor and in other areas of the plant as well as The Kroger Company. Desired Competencies: For Computer science degrees that are still in progress, a CompTIA A+ Certification is required and for completed degrees MS MCP and CompTIA Net + Seeking Biology, Chemisty, Engineering and Manufacturing Sciences degrees with interships, co-ops or hands on experience desired.

Daicel Safety Systems of America - Air Bag Inflators. Opportunities Available: Weld Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Prototype, Research & Development, Supply Chain Management, Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, and Quality Control. Desired Competencies: Technically Savvy, Detail Oriented, Science Driven, Career Focused.

Dana Holding Corporation - Opportunities Available: Manufacturing Engineering. Desired Competencies: BA Degree

DENSO Manufacturing - DENSO is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Its customers include all the world’s major auto makers. Our hallmark is providing products that reach a level of quality, performance and value that set us apart. Additionally, we have been recognized for the degree to which we incorporate environmentally friendly processes into our manufacturing operations. Opportunities Available: Production and Quality Engineering positions in a manufacturing industry. Desired Competencies: Decision Making, Teamwork, Communication, Problem Solving, Planning

Emerson Electric - Seeking Engineering students who are interested in summer internship opportunities with the possibility of developing in to full-time positions.

Gray Construction - Gray Construction is a pioneer in design-build specializing in engineering, architecture and construction services to both domestic and international customers. Founded in 1960, Gray is a family-owned company headquartered in Lexington, Ky. with offices across the U.S. and Japan. Opportunities Available: We offer internships in construction, engineering, architecture, and safety. As well as entry level, full time positions for students after graduation. Desired Competencies: A degree (or pursing a degree) in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or Safety are required to be considered for positions with Gray.

H&R Agri-Power - Case IH, Kubota, New Holland dealership. Desired Competencies: Accounting, Store Management, Service Management, Receptionist, Office Management

Hill’s Pet Nutrition - Pet Food Manufacturer. Opportunities Available: Computer Science degree with opportunities to advance in Corporate staff and supervisory positions within the global Colgate Palmolive Company. Desired Competencies: BS in Computer Science, Prior experience or internship in IT manufacturing role

HMB Professional Engineers, INC. - Civil Engineering. Opportunities Available: Summer Internships & EIT positions. Desired Competencies: civil engineerings

Kirby Building Systems - KBS designs, details and fabricates steel buildings. Opportunities Available: Estimator, Customer Service Rep, Project Coordinator, Drafter, Designer

Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products - Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products is an award winning manufacturer of forged aluminum suspension products. Opportunities Available: Industrial Engineer Process Engineer. Desired Competencies: Industrial Engineer Process Engineer

KS Ware & Associates, LLC - K. S. Ware and Associates is a privately held engineering firm that provides geotechnical services, Construction Engineering and Inspection (CEI), Special Inspections and hazardous materials consulting. Our personnel operate out of offices in Nashville and Knoxville, TN as well as Bowling Green, KY. Desired Competencies: Civil Engineering

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet - We are an engineering cabinet looking for civil & professional engineers or students majoring in engineering for our civil engineering scholarship program.  All students accepted would have their tuition paid by the cabinet and in turn the students would be required to work their debt off after graduation. Our cabinet is responsible for maintaining roads, bridges & safety across the commonwealth. Desired Competencies: Engineering background

LG&E KU - LG&E and KU Energy is an innovative, low-cost energy provider headquartered in Louisville, Ky. Operating in KY, VA and TN as an industry innovator, our mission is to provide exceptional value & service to our customers. Our workforce benefits from a stimulating work environment, as well as outstanding opportunities and career prospects created by the company's strong market position. Opportunities Available: Summer engineer co-op/intern opportunities available. Several full-time Engineer positions currently open. Desired Competencies: Full-time position competencies: Excellent oral and written communication skills; must be proficient with spreadsheet applications and engineering software programs; analytical skills; project management skills. Co-op/Intern: Completed sophomore year with declared major in Engineering. Minimum 2.5 GPA Available Summer 2015

Logan Aluminum - Logan Aluminum is the most modern aluminum sheet rolling mill in North America.  Forty-five percent of all beverage cans consumed in North America come from can sheet produced at our billion dollar facility, nestled in the scenic, Kentucky countryside. Opportunities Available: Summer internships: Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Desired Competencies: Completion of sophomore year with a 3.0 or greater GPA. Professional work ethic and ready to be challenged with hands-on projects

LORD Corporation - LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesiveness, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce the risk and improve product performance. Our Mission is to transform innovative ideas into long-term value for our customers, employees, and shareholders. Opportunities Available: We will be looking for four full-time summer interns to work in the following areas: Quality, Engineering, Health and Safety. Desired Competencies: We are looking for Juniors or graduating Seniors in the fields of Engineering, Quality and Health and Safety. These positions will be for the summer months only and candidates will assist and aid in special projects, analysis of manufacturing systems, and processes.

Midmark Corporation -Glasgow, KY – Our Glasgow, Kentucky factory designs beautiful, top quality cabinetry for the dental market. This cabinetry, named Midmark Artizan® Expressions, was inspired by the cabinets’ expressive style and unique design features, giving customers the ability to choose from several suggested designer-paired combinations or mix and match to create a look distinctly their own. Opportunities Available: Full Time and Coop Engineering opportunities. Desired Competencies: Looking for teammates with these common values: - Integrity before all - Customer Centric - People Development/Learning Environment - Engaged and Healthy Teammates and Families - Unwavering Courage

New Mather Metals, Inc. - Tier I and Tier II manufacturer of stabilizer bars for the North American and foreign nameplate. Opportunities Available: We are searching for a Mechanical and Electrical Engineering intern that will work closely with our Production Engineering staff.  Desired Competencies: Strong mechanical/electrical acumen, attention to detail, proficiency in 3D computer programs, willingness to learn and contribute.

Pella Corporation - Pella is a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company. Because of this, we have a proud tradition of putting our customers first. And that's why, through the years, we've become known for our outstanding range of products. Innovative product features that make life easier. Best-in-class service. And a strong focus on customer satisfaction. Opportunities Available: Engineering, Management. Desired Competencies: ME, EE, IE, Business

Robins & Morton - Founded in 1946, Robins & Morton is a privately held construction and engineering company that consistently ranks among the 100 largest U.S. builders in Engineering News-Record Magazine and one of the best companies to work for in America. Opportunities Available: Internship- $15/hr. Field Engineer- $54,000-$58,000 depending on experience

SCA Americas

Span Tech LLC - Conveyor and Material Handling for the food & beverage, packaging, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries. Opportunities Available: Design, Research and Development, Project Management, Customer Service, Marketing. Desired Competencies: Solid Works, AutoCAD

Springleaf Financial Systems - Founded in Evansville, Indiana in 1920, Springleaf Financial Services provides loans and other credit related products to more than half a million families in 26 states. We provide bill consolidation loans, personal loans, home improvement loans, loans for unexpected expenses and vacations. For 90+ years, Springleaf Financial Services has provided the personal lending products our customers need. Opportunities Available: Various positions in IT. Desired Competencies: College degree

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems - Manufacturing of electronic components for the automotive industry. Opportunities Available: Production Engineer - full-time position to start May 2015. Engineering internship. Desired Competencies: Engineering field.

T.RAD North America, Inc. - Manufacture of heat transfer products located in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Opportunities Available: Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Industrial Engineer,Sales Account Manager, Quality Engineer. Desired Competencies: Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Marketing

Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment - Manufacturer of farm and livestock equipment. Opportunities Available: Process Engineer. Desired Competencies: Bachelors Degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering. Proficient ability to read blueprints

Topy America - Manufacturer of steel wheels for OEM and after market. Opportunities Available: Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Materials Engineering. Desired Competencies: Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering Materials Engineering

United States Navy -Opportunities Available: The United States Navy is seeking college graduates to be Officers in such fields as Aviation, Surface Warfare, and Nuclear Power. Desired Competencies: College degree, preferably STEM major with Calculus and Physics courses taken.

United States Air Force - Opportunities Available: Full time positions. Desired Competencies: Bachelors Degree


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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