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UT Engineering Fall Career Expo to take place Sept. 27

The University of Toledo Engineering Career Development Center will host the Fall 2017 Engineering Career Expo Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Representatives from more than 160 companies will be available to talk to students and alumni of the UT College of Engineering.

Employer participants will include American Electric Power, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., DTE Energy, DePuy Synthes/Johnson & Johnson Co., Honda, Marathon Petroleum Corp., Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois Inc., Toledo Refining Co. and Zimmer Biomet.

“The current job outlook for engineering students in The University of Toledo Engineering College is certainly bright as evidenced by the number of employers registered to attend the college’s fall expo,” said Dr. Vickie Kuntz, director of the Engineering Career Development Center. “This reflects very positively on the quality of both our programs and our students. It also demonstrates our dynamic and mutually beneficial partnership we have with our industry participants.”

This event is held to connect students with companies seeking talent needed for success.

“The college hosts semiannual career expos in order to afford our students the opportunity to network with potential employers. It also allows our employers to meet our students to determine if they would be a good fit into their organizations,” Kuntz said.

“Our undergraduate mandatory co-op program is one of only eight mandatory engineering co-op programs in the country. Many students indicate our co-op program is the reason they attend the College of Engineering at The University of Toledo. Our program requires our students to graduate with one full year of professional engineering experience. Our students feel confident seeking full-time employment upon graduation. Co-op employers are able to work with these students and are able to determine how the student fits within their organizations. It’s a win-win situation for our students and the employers who hire them.”

More than 600 students are expected to attend the fall expo, she added.

The expo is open to University of Toledo College of Engineering students who are enrolled in the mandatory co-op program. Additionally, alumni of the UT College of Engineering and students searching for full-time opportunities are welcome.

The UT Engineering Fall 2017 Career Expo will be held at the College of Engineering from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Attendees can pre-register the morning of the event from 9 to 11 a.m. or register just prior to the event starting at 12:15 p.m. in North Engineering Building Room 1022.

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