Students at MSOE are busy perfecting their resumes and practicing their interview skills this week as they prepare for MSOE’s largest Career Fair ever—240 employers are registered to attend. The fair will be held Friday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Kern Center.

Career+Fair+2014_35Premier Sponsors of this year’s event include Accelogix, Cleo Communications, Corporate Technology Solutions, FORCE America Inc., Haskell, Manitowoc Cranes, McGough Construction, Milwaukee Tool, PEER Bearing Company, Plexus Corporation, Pro Mach, Rockwell Collins, Saint-Gobain, Snap-on Inc. and Yaskawa America Inc. A complete list of registered employers is available online.

Employers are anxious to fill their talent pipelines as they face a growing need for engineers, business professionals and nurses. They’ll be recruiting MSOE students for internships and full-time employment, and the Career Fair helps employers and students to get to know one another.

“For many employers, the MSOE Career Fair is the perfect opportunity to recruit top talent for their open positions. MSOE graduates are in high demand and the university’s placement rate is an impressive 96 percent,” said Dr. Mary Spencer, director of career services. “The talent pool shrinks as we approach the second half of the academic year, so employers start the recruitment process early. They continue to grow their talent by hiring interns and offering incentives to keep them on board full time after graduation.”