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On February 26th, the College of Engineering successfully hosted its second Engineering Career Day in a fully virtual format. Over 80 companies participated in the morning and afternoon sessions, with nearly 300 student and 200 recruiter attendees per session.
Employers ranged from city, state, and federal agencies to large mainland corporations and boutique local engineering firms. Opportunities were available for civil, computer, construction, electrical, and mechanical engineering students, as well as computer science majors and those from related backgrounds. Participating companies promoted both full-time and internship placements, and alumni of the college were also invited to attend.
The online career fair coincided with Engineers Week, offering a mid-week focal point for Hawaiʻi’s celebration of the nationwide week highlighting the engineering profession.
Via the virtual platform, candidates and recruiters were able to engage in 1:1 chats via text, audio, and video connections, and over the course of the event, over 1,700 conversations were held. Students worked hard to prepare for Career Day by attending a variety of preparation events organized by the College, including resume review sessions, feedback sessions with industry professionals, and a LinkedIn workshop.
Stay tuned for details on the College’s Fall 2021 Career Day, to take place in late September 2021.