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Fall Career Fair to Host 110 Potential Employers

Where can aspiring engineering students connect with 110 noteworthy employers at the same time? At the University of Kentucky Fall 2017 Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair, to be held on the Main Court of Memorial Coliseum from 12-4 p.m. Tuesday, September 26. Approximately 110 companies, including BAE Systems, CBS Interactive, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), GE Appliances, Lockheed Martin, Marathon Petroleum Company, Toyota,, United Parcel Service (UPS) and Valvoline and the Army Corps of Engineers will have representatives available to discuss potential full-time employment, co-ops and internships.

Employers will be seeking candidates from of the engineering and computer science majors. Many employers will conduct job interviews in the days after the fair, so students are encouraged to make several contacts with prospective companies. Even students not currently looking for employment will discover networking opportunities that may prove beneficial in the future.

Ilka Balk, Director of Engineering Career Development in the UK College of Engineering, says the career fair gives students seeking full time careers, co-ops and internships a unique advantage.

Job-seeking students have the opportunity to let their first impression and personality steer the hiring process instead of marketing themselves with a resume that was submitted online in a much more anonymous process.

About 80 percent of all UK engineering students gain industry experience before graduation, often as early as sophomore year, Balk says.

An exhaustive list of attending employers can be found here: https://goo.gl/zkm1zB