Thousands pack MTU for annual Career Fair

Published: Sep. 27, 2017 at 5:38 PM EDT
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Michigan Tech was packed with students and business alike as they hosted their annual Fall Career Fair.

More than 350 companies from across the country were recruiting engineers from Michigan Tech University Wednesday.

Hundreds of them were from lower Michigan or other parts of the Midwest.

"For Fiat Chrysler, we are here to recruit engineers in the areas of power train and design, manufacturing, supplier quality, and vehicle safety and regulatory compliance," said FCA Vehicle Safety Manager Jennifer Shute.

It's the one of the larger career fairs nationwide, and the third largest for MTU.

"They have proven to produce some of the best engineering students that we have seen in this area," said DTE Energy Plant Manager John Dau. "We like to call them work ready because when they come out of school, whether it's for an intern co-op or full time, they are ready to participate and work with us."

Businesses in attendance are hiring students who major in engineering either mechanical or bio, just to name a few. But an event this large requires everyone around campus to help make the event a success.

"I'm looking to get people from the track team to help out with the things like setting up and tearing down," said Student Athlete Zach Klassen. "Also helping companies get to their tables and setting up their name tags. It's whole process that goes on. We make it run smoothly."

Students of all grade levels came dressed to impress with resumes and smiles readily available.

"It was my first choice to come here. I was so happy when I was accepted," said Bioengineer Student Alex Undlin. "This is well-known as one of the best engineering schools in the country. I would trade my experience here for anything."

Thursday MTU is renting out the campus to some of the companies for interviews during the day. For those students, confidence and a little knowledge of the company is highly recommended.