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More than 70 employers on hand at engineering career fair

Sept. 5, 2008

KALAMAZOO--More than 70 employers will participate in Western Michigan University's 13th Engineering and Applied Sciences Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in the engineering college building on WMU's Parkview Campus.

The event, which is open to the public and does not require prior registration, is intended primarily for WMU students, alumni and faculty.

The participating companies represent employers from across southwest Michigan, the state and nation. They will be on hand to promote their organizations and recruit WMU candidates for full-time, co-op and internship positions.

Those attending the fair are invited to network with employers, learn about industry needs and discuss career opportunities. Some employers will set up interviews with qualified candidates for Friday, Sept. 26, also at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building.

Students planning to attend are encouraged to sign up for "Engineer Your Career," a seminar focused on tips and best practices for success at a career fair. It is free and includes dinner, resume writing, an employer panel and a dress for success presentation.

Registration is required to attend the seminar, which will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the engineering college building. Go to www.Broncojobs.wmich.edu to register.

Eaton Corp. of Galesburg, Mich., is sponsoring this year's Engineering and Applied Sciences Career Fair. The organizers are the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Career and Student Employment Services at WMU.

For more information about the engineering career fair or "Engineer Your Career" preparation seminar for students, visit the Broncojobs Web site, send e-mail to cses-events@wmich.edu or call WMU's Heather Highhouse at (269) 276-3263.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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