First engineering career fair in the works

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    College of Science and Engineering students are closing the gap between students and potential employers. University students and Career Services are working together to produce the first engineering career fair at TCU.

    The event will provide an opportunity for prospective employers from a wide range of industries to meet with students interested in working for their companies, according to the engineering Web site.

    Phi Nguyen, a junior mechanical engineering major, said students will be able to talk to employers about full-time, part-time and internship positions at the fair. She said that around 20 employers have shown interest in the fair. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, which Nguyen said was created for engineering students to have an organization outside of their everyday schoolwork, is sponsoring the event.

    Nguyen is the event coordinator for ASME and has been planning the engineering career fair since September. She said the event was established after members of TCU ASME were looking to jumpstart the organization and become more active.

    Nguyen said she went to many career fairs the university held and never saw anything for engineering students.

    “I saw an opportunity and decided to talk to Career Services to see if an engineering fair was a possible thing ASME could do with Career Services…and the engineering department,” Nguyen said.

    Bruce Jubert, a junior mechanical engineering major and ASME vice chair, said some of the companies attending the fair include civil engineering firm Baird Hampton & Brown, military contractor Lockheed Martin and the Fort Worth professional chapter of ASME.

    Nguyen said the engineering fair will give underclassmen internship options and provide juniors and seniors with the opportunity to apply.

    Jubert said he is not just helping plan the event. He is looking for a job.
    “I am aiming to work for the aviation industry, any job that I can turn into a career,” Jubert said.

    The engineering career fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Tucker Technology Center.

    Engineering Career Fair

    When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday

    Where: Tucker Technology Center