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Employers, Students Preparing for UMaine Engineering Job Fair Oct. 19

Some 63 companies that employ engineers will be at UMaine Wednesday, Oct. 19, looking to meet future employees or prospective interns from the College of Engineering.

The 2011 Engineering Job Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. The annual event is an opportunity for students to learn about some of the engineering firms in Maine and New England, meet company representatives and pass along a resume that could lead to a job after graduation or on-the-job experience through a co-op or internship, says Patty Counihan, director of the UMaine Career Center. The Career Center is cosponsored with the College of Engineering.

Students can talk with company representatives about the job market and the type of projects the companies do. Students are advised to bring resumes, prepare 30-second introductory pitches, research the companies they’ll speak with beforehand, and bring energy and a smile. The number of participating companies has increased slightly from last year, Counihan says.

Counihan says the event historically has attracted some of the best engineering companies in the Northeast, looking specifically for UMaine students. Additional information is on the Career Center website.

UMaine President Paul Ferguson and Dana Humphrey, dean of the College of Engineering, will give welcoming statements at 9:55 a.m.

Contact: Patty Counihan, 581-1359 (949-1925 – cell); George Manlove, 581-3756

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