20th annual Engineering Job Fair to be held Oct. 17

More than 152 companies are expected to be represented at the University of Maine’s 2018 Engineering Job Fair on Oct. 17.

The 20th annual event, which is expected to attract more than 1,000 students, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Balance Student Recreation Center.

Co-sponsored by the UMaine College of Engineering and Career Center, the 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 possibly find a job after graduation or on-the-job experience through a co-op or internship. Seventy percent of the companies are looking for summer interns.

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. 18 to interview students.

Those attending the event are encouraged to download the “Careers by Symplicity” mobile app for a fair map, links to employer websites and live updates.

This year marks the largest number of represented companies at the fair, which has grown from 12 during its inaugural event.

More information, including a list of the companies scheduled to attend, is on the Career Center website.

The event is underwritten by Tambrands Inc., a Procter & Gamble Company, with additional support from several industry sponsors. A complete list of sponsors is online.