Students connect with top recruiters at Career Day

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Nearly 350 first-year through Ph.D. students attended the Engineering and Information Technology Industry Career Day in the Student Life Center ballrooms Feb 11. Job seekers and students searching for internships networked with 43 companies from across the nation.

The fair is hosted by the Center for Student Professional Development and offers a smaller, more intimate atmosphere in order to facilitate connections between employers and Vanderbilt’s top talent.

The spring event attracted 105 recruiters with 36 engineering faculty in attendance.

“Our partnership with the Center for Student Professional Development elevates and supports student career goals by connecting them with top recruiters,” said Associate Dean of the School of Engineering Cynthia Paschal.

The Center for Student Professional Development exists to help students effectively develop their professional capabilities, define their identities and build resilience as they prepare for employment in a rapidly changing world. The Center provides many opportunities for students to learn about and explore professional opportunities, including career coaching appointments, workshops, career panels, Industry Career Days and field trips.

The Center also hosted a pre-fair brunch where engineering faculty learned about employer talent needs and industry trends, and employers learned about the engineering student talent pool and the educational preparation they receive.

The fall Engineering and Information Technology Career Day will be in September.

Companies that participated in fair events: Accenture, Aloompa, AT&T, Baker Hughes, Blackbaud, BNY Mellon, Brooksource, Bury, Capgemini, Capital One, Cerner Corporation, Clark Construction, CTS, DCS Corporation, DISH, Emdeon, Epic, Eventbrite, Experitec, Fast Enterprises, Genscape, Goodman Manufacturing, Humana, Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Intentional Software, Jackson National, Lexmark International, Manhattan & Associates, McCarthy Building Companies, Mercury Media, Messer Construction, National Instruments, NCR, Neel-Schaffer, OneSubsea, OSIsoft, PharmaSys, Polymer Group, PowerPlan, Qgenda, Quality Manufacturing Systems, Reasoning Mind, Skanska USA and Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.