This past week, Georgia Tech’s campus was buzzing with career fairs as recruiters gathered from all over the country to connect with students for internships and job opportunities. The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) hosted its career fair on Tuesday, September 19 at the Exhibition Hall and saw record attendance.
“This year's career fair was nothing short of a success,” said Eve Irving, an industry coordinator in ECE who oversaw the Fall Career Fair. “The 950 electrical and computer engineering students in attendance were met by 71 of the industry's best companies. I could not have been prouder of the work ECE staff did to keep the day running smoothly."
A wide array of companies were represented, with notable participants such as ARM, Ambarella Corp, ExxonMobil, John Deere, and Texas Instruments, just to mention a few. Students engaged with companies spanning the entire spectrum of the electrical and computer engineering fields, and recruiters were eager to get in front of ECE students.
Company Pictured: HDR
Company Pictured: Northrop Grumman
Company Pictured: ARM
"Because of the types of academics being taught at Georgia Tech, we can recruit students who come equipped with the skills needed to support the vision of Infineon, “said Seema Chauhan, Infineon’s director of human resources. Chauhan was also impressed by the School’s encouragement to embrace new technologies and the enthusiastic engagement of its students.
Many recruiters were also Georgia Tech alumni who were happy to come back and engage with students at their alma mater. “Some of the smartest, creative, and most industrious students are part of ECE. John Deere is always excited to come here and recruit,” said Ben Seron, ECE 2015, and a recruiter for John Deere.
For students, the career fair was an ideal opportunity to gain insights into industry, engage in meaningful conversations with recruiters, and learn about potential career paths. Whether seeking a summer internship to gain hands-on experience or aiming to secure a full-time position upon graduation, students had the chance to explore a wide spectrum of options.
“I’m at the career fair to get to know more companies, see what types of jobs they have at the locations I’m interested in, and practice my elevator pitch when talking with recruiters,” said Caroline Dunning, a fourth-year electrical engineering major.
Company Pictured: Lily
Company Pictured: Axis
Company Pictured: Viasat
Like many of her fellow ECE students in attendance, Dunning left the career fair with a multitude of fresh prospects and potential opportunities, eagerly anticipating her next step.
ECE will host its next Career Fair in the spring. Students and recruiters can stay updated at the ECE Career Fair Website.
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