Fall 2004 Career Connection a great success
From the vantage point of Engineering Career Services (ECS), the job market is improving. ECS Associate Director John Archambault reported 146 employers met with hundreds of engineering students in September during the three-day event. "Our employers are pleased with the quality and preparation of students at Career Connection," says Archambault. "It's apparent not only in their comments but in the number of interviews they scheduled."
Some employers interviewed students immediately after Career Connection and many will be returning throughout October for recruiting visits. In its new facilities in the Engineering Centers Building, ECS can accommodate 26 recruiters daily, each interviewing 10-13 students. ECS is operating at nearly full capacity and expects to continue at that pace for most of October.
One hundred thirty-five employers attended last year's Career Connection. Among the 18 companies who are first time attendees or returning after an extended absence are Stockamp & Associates, ATA Engineering, Brunswick, Computer Associates, the Clorox Company, Westinghouse Savannah River Company, General Dynamics, the U.S. Postal Service and Union Pacific.College to see record number of co-ops for this fall
The college will set a record for the number of students completing co-op terms for academic credit this fall. It's the first indicator of growth in several years, according to Archambault, who serves as co-op and internship director. A total of 164 students will be employed as co-op engineers. This number includes 12 MS and seven PhD students who are taking advantage of a new graduate student co-op program first offered in 2002. A total of 108 of the fall co-ops will be working in Wisconsin locations.