West Virginia University students in the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources are encouraged to attend the Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair Oct. 14-15.

The fair will be held in the Engineering Sciences and Mineral Resources Buildings from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 50 employers will be on campus each day to share information with students about co-ops, internships and permanent employment opportunities. Many employers including corporations, government agencies and civilian military agencies will schedule interviews while on campus.

“Even in poor economic times the reputation of the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources and its students continue to attract large numbers of potential employers to campus,” said David Durham, director of WVU’s Career Services Center. “This career fair continues to be the best student-attended career fair on campus and is easily the largest campus employment event in the state.”

Employers expected to be in attendance include Consol Energy, Petroleum Development Corporation, Michael Baker Engineering, U.S. Department of Energy, Tandberg, American Electric Power, Halliburton, Milliken and Company, Meadwestvaco Corporation, NAVY Nuclear Power Program, NASA, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Specialized Engineering, PPG Industries, Inc. and Grant Thornton.

An e-mail will be sent to all engineering students containing a list of employers. Additionally the full list of employers can be found at http://careerservices.wvu.edu/r/downlaod/44107 for Wednesday, Oct. 14 and http://careerservices.wvy .edu/r/download/44108 for Thursday, Oct.15.

An estimated 35 employers are staying on campus Thursday and Friday to conduct interviews.

Students are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resume.

Additional career fair and job-related information can be found on the Career Services Web site (http://careerservices.wvu.edu) or on MountaineerTRAK, WVU’s campus wide employment software. WVU students can access employment opportunities on several MountaineerTRAK kiosks located around campus by swiping their student identification card.

For more information, contact the WVU Career Services Center at 304-293-8220 or visit the Web site at http://careerservices.wvu.edu.



CONTACT: David Durham, Career Services Center
304-293-8220, David.Durhamn@mail.wvu.edu