Engineering & Technology Fair closes gap between students and employers

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    TCU’s Career Center is helping College of Science and Engineering students network with employers.

    The annual Engineering & Technology Fair allows students of all related majors to engage with recruiters ready to hire for full-time, part-time and internship positions.

    Over 30 companies are expected to attend. Atmos Energy, Burns & McDonnell and The Home Depot are returning—Freese and Nichols, Verizon Wireless and Capgemini are making their debut.

    The fair moved from spring to the fall to better align with the industry’s recruitment cycles, said Celeste Lindell, the employer development manager.

    The past two fairs attracted over 100 students and this year’s fair is expected to match or exceed its predecessors, Lindell said.

    Lindell credits the turnout to a great partnership between the College of Science and Engineering faculty and the Career Center team.

    “The commitment level from these groups encourages student engagement and is a factor that makes this a successful event,” Lindell said.

    Shannon Merchant, career consultant for the College of Science and Engineering, had some tips for the fair’s attendees.

    “Students should update their résumé, prepare an elevator pitch, and dress to impress,” Merchant said. “This is an opportunity to catch someone’s attention, let them know a little bit about you, and lead into a conversation about what you are interested in learning about their company,”

    There’s no registration for Wednesday’s fair, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tucker Technology Center.