More than 70 companies that employ engineers will be visiting the University of Maine Oct. 23 for the annual Engineering Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the New Balance Student Recreation Center.
Co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and the Career Center, the 2013 Engineering Job Fair is an opportunity for students to learn about some of the engineering firms in Maine, New England and throughout the country, 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.
Last year, more than 900 students attended. This year, the College of Engineering is inviting engineering students from other colleges and universities to participate in the event. Students are advised to bring resumes, prepare 30-second introductory pitches and research the companies they plan to speak with prior to attending.
The job fair historically has attracted some of the best engineering companies in the Northeast that are looking specifically for UMaine students. More information, including a list of the companies scheduled to attend, is on the Career Center website.
The event is underwritten by General Dynamics/Bath Iron Works and Pike Industries Inc., with additional support from 11 other industry sponsors.