More than 140 companies will attend the Spring 2018 Engineering Career Expo at The University of Toledo Wednesday, Feb. 21.
The networking and hiring event will take place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the first floor of Nitschke Hall and the North Engineering Building.
More than 700 engineering students and alumni are expected to attend.
Companies scheduled to participate include Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Dana Inc., Marathon Petroleum Corp., Matrix Technologies Inc., Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois Inc., PCC Airfoils LLC, Plastic Technologies Inc., R.W. Beckett Corp., Rudolph Libbe/GEM Inc., SSOE Group, The Lathrop Co. and ZF Group.
“The current job outlook for engineering students in The University of Toledo College of Engineering is certainly bright as evidenced by the record number registered to attend the college’s spring career expo,” said Dr. Vickie Kuntz, director of the Engineering Career Development Center that hosts the event. “Employers are seeking undergraduate students to participate in engineering co-op assignments, as well as their leadership development programs. Employers are also seeking seniors and graduates for full-time employment.”
The college hosts semiannual career expos to give students the opportunity to network with potential employers.
“The University of Toledo College of Engineering’s undergraduate mandatory paid co-op program is one of only eight mandatory engineering co-op programs in the country,” Kuntz said. “Our students experience one full year of professional engineering experience before they graduate, and they feel confident seeking full-time employment upon graduation. Co-op businesses are able to work with these students and are able to determine how the student fits within their organization. It’s a win-win situation for our students and the companies who hire them.”