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Expo to focus on job opportunities for engineers

by Jeanne Baron

Sept. 22, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of WMU career fair.
Engineering career expo
KALAMAZOO--A range of job opportunities for engineers will be showcased at Western Michigan University during a recruiting event set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29.

The Engineering Expo will take place in the main lobby of the Engineering and Applied Sciences Building on WMU's Parkview Campus, which is located at the intersection of Parkview Avenue and Drake Road in Kalamazoo.

The expo is free and open to the public, but geared for WMU students and recent alumni in engineering-related fields. Those attending will be able to network with employers as well as discuss current and future employment opportunities. In addition, some participating employers will be scheduling next-day follow-up interviews.

Representatives of more than 80 companies will be on hand to promote their organizations and recruit for internships and full-time, part-time and co-op positions. Among them will be the 2011 sponsor, Gentex Corp., as well as Chrysler, Compuware, Consumers Energy, Domtar, Georgia Pacific, Kellogg, Nissan North America, Parker Hannifin, Perrigo, Skanska USA and Stryker.

"Networking with potential employers is a natural part of career planning. Any chance students have to highlight their course projects, leadership activities and co-op experiences strengthens their job prospects," says Christopher Sell, WMU assistant director of Career and Student Employment Services. "Employers are routinely impressed with the quality of our alumni. Those who participate in the expo will have the first chance this recruiting season to see our interns and future graduates."

The 2011 Engineering Expo is being hosted by Career and Student Employment Services. No pre-registration is required to attend. Jobseekers should dress appropriately and bring copies of their resumes to distribute to employers.

For more information, visit or call (269) 387-2745.