Science & Engineering Expo in Building 4 helps students in future careers
By Drew Drohan
University of West Florida held its annual Fall Science and Engineering Employer Showcase Wednesday in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering.
The event featured over 20 employers seeking students and recent graduates with math, science and technology majors. Employers present included General Electric, Micro Systems, Inc and United States Navy Officer Recruiting.
Employers were looking to fill internship, full-time employment and co-op positions. Its location in the atrium of Building 4 made it easy for students to access between classes.
The event was open to any current students and alumni.
Tables set up on the first and second floor allowed students to interact face-to-face with company recruiters. This also gave attendees the chance to hand out their resumes as well as ask any questions they had with potential employers.
Randy Baker and Blaine Baum from CPSI were on-hand to look for potential software writers. In addition to familiarity with coding Java script, both looked for other qualities.
“Just having clear communication in a setting such as this is valuable,” Baum said. “If I can clearly hear you and what your ambitions are, then that’s a great start.”
Students were encouraged to dress business casual, something that Kim Bowers from Power South Energy Cooperative thinks can go a long way.
“Students who come up even dressed nicely makes a great first impression,” Bowers said. “We appreciate students who want to come up to us and ask questions and have a quality conversation.”
Students interested in finding out more information about UWF job fairs should visit uwf.edu/career.