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Career fair springs professional opportunities on students

Career fair springs professional opportunities on students

Almost 50 companies seeking engineers and technologists connected with Russ College students Thursday and Friday at the annual spring career fair. From freshmen looking to get into the world of work, to upperclassmen seeking internships or secure a full-time job offers come graduation, more than 300 students sported professional dress and networked throughout Stocker Center and the Academic & Research Center.

Senior Trevor Zender, who is studying engineering technology and management, has attended the fair every year he has been a student.

“It has always been a valuable resource for me,” Zender said. “I’ve gotten offers from multiple companies like Toledo Mold, and had great experiences.”

Zender is looking for any opportunity, ranging from internships to full-time offers, for after graduation in the fall.

Alumnus Caleb Slyh, BSCE ’17, MS ‘19, who now works at Hull & Associates, Inc., an environmental engineering company with offices throughout Ohio, attended as a recruiter but is no stranger to the event, also having attended as a student. He said his company has always had success with Russ College recruits.

“It’s actually refreshing to be on the other side of the process, because I understand the position everyone I talk to is in,” Slyh said.

Missed this year’s event? Still looking for an internship or job opportunity? Check out Russ College events for all upcoming job-related events this spring.