Engineering Job Fair Oct. 18

More than 130 companies — the largest number ever — are expected to be represented at the University of Maine’s 2017 Engineering Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the New Balance Student Recreation Center.

Co-sponsored by the UMaine College of Engineering and Career Center, the 19th annual event 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 possibly find a job after graduation or on-the-job experience through a co-op or internship.

Students are advised to bring resumes, prepare a 30-second introductory pitch, and research the companies they plan to speak with before attending. More Career Fair tips are online.

In addition to the fair, many employers will remain on campus Oct. 19 to interview students.

More information, including a list of the companies scheduled to attend, is on the Career Center website. This year, the company representatives on hand to recruit include 40 UMaine alumni.

The event is underwritten by General Dynamics/Bath Iron Works and Tambrands Inc., a Procter & Gamble Company, with additional support from several industry sponsors. A complete list of sponsors is online.