Originally published October 5, 2012

The annual MSOE Career Fair will take place Thursday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Kern Center, 1245 N. Broadway. There are 189 employers expected to attend the fair (a 15 percent increase over last year), which is open to MSOE students and alumni. Employers are looking for seniors, juniors, sophomores and even freshmen to fill internship and employment positions.

“The fall is the busiest time of the year for employers to seek new talent. The registration for this year’s career fair is evidence of that,” said Mary Spencer, MSOE’s director of career services. “MSOE students and graduates are in demand, and employers are coming from across the country to recruit our talent.”

MSOE students come with an educational background that is strongly integrated in theory and applications which employers value. Students spend an average of 600 hours in high-tech, industrial grade labs, gaining real-world experience during their college career. There is no shock value or learning curve for MSOE students – they are able to contribute and start working immediately when they begin their internships and jobs, setting them apart from students at other universities.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,500 students. MSOE offers 18 bachelor’s degrees and nine master’s degrees in the engineering, engineering technology, building and infrastructure engineering, health-related engineering, computer, business and nursing fields. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; an extremely high placement rate of 95%; and the highest starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders. www.msoe.edu