WABI covers Engineering Job Fair

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the University of Maine’s 2017 Engineering Job Fair at the New Balance Student Recreation Center. More than 130 companies were represented at the 19th annual event co-sponsored by the UMaine College of Engineering and Career Center. Crisanne Blackie, director of the Career Center, said the center helped students prepare for the event by helping them develop a 30-second pitch, determine what to wear, and learn how to act professionally. “In Maine there’s great demand for engineers and we want to make sure that we match our graduates to these opportunities,” said Dana Humphrey, dean of the College of Engineering. “It’s also great even for first-year students to come here and see what kind of jobs are out there for them when they graduate.” Several of the company representatives are UMaine alumni who attended the same job fair while students, WABI reported. WVII (Channel 7) also reported on the job fair.