– Story by Madison Beckner
On Wednesday, March 4th, the UTC College of Engineering and Computer Science held their Spring 2020 career fair. Students moved between the third and fourth floors of the EMCS visiting booths with representatives from prospective employers. This year, the college boosted its largest-ever fair with 58 employers coming to campus.
Students were easily able to identify employers that aligned with their degree concertation with color-coordinated signs above each station. This gave employers and students a starting point to find suitable matches. Employers were searching to fill all types of positions including internships, full and part-time opportunities.
The event was led by Julie David, the director of the College of Engineering and Computer Science Student Success Center. She explained that the spring event was a culmination of workshops and preparation conducted in the fall semester. The CECS Student Success Center hosted events such as “From Backpack to Briefcase” and various Lunch and Learn series to prepare students to meet with employers.
David said, “when you play a sport you practice, when you play an instrument you rehearse. You practice for everything else, why not your dream job?”
The Student Success Center provided students tools the day of the event to help them even further. A list of representatives was sent out prior to the event so students could research companies, prepare elevator pitches, and update their resumes. Rooms were reserved in the EMCS that could be used for on-site interviews.
Companies such as EPB, TVA, Komatsu, Duracell and the FBI were among a few of the booths looking to hire students. Openings included: data analysis, civil design/survey analysis, industrial engineering, water solutions, chemical engineering, sustainability, HVAC, and masonry among others.