More than 250 engineering companies, agencies to participate in Virginia Tech career fair
September 12, 2011
The annual Engineering Expo, hosted by Virginia Tech's Student Engineers' Council will take place on the university campus on Sept. 13 and 14. More than 250 firms and government agencies will be on hand to recruit potential employees from the engineering student body.
The group, a self-funded student organization, expects more than 5,000 students will be in attendance to exchange information with company representatives.
The chairperson of the expo committee, John Lohr, of Glen Allen, Va., a mechanical engineering student, has done an outstanding job in organizing this year's exposition, said Lynn Nystrom, faculty adviser to the Student Engineers' Council. "John has devoted his summer, preparing for this event, and ensuring we have a strong career fair that is well attended by companies interested in employing our students."
The exposition opens to the engineering student body on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. expo continues on Wednesday, Sept. 15, also from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students are invited to walk through the exhibits, many of which include videos, products, promotional items, demonstrations, and other items which detail what the companies do. The location for this year's expo is Squires Student Center.
This corporate showcase is an extension of the Student Engineers' Council's mission: to promote the personal and professional development of student engineers at Virginia Tech by helping them to define career goals, pursue career opportunities, and develop leadership skills.