Eastern Michigan University holds job fair for students in STEM disciplines

More than 40 employers to attend event at Student Center on Oct. 11

YPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University students with an interest in STEM and IT disciplines can meet potential employers at a job fair, to be held in the Student Center on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Forty-five hiring managers from companies in Michigan will attend the event looking to network with students in science, technology, engineering and math fields. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

Students from all college levels as well as graduate students and alumni who are looking for a job, an internship, or a networking opportunity in the IT or STEM areas are welcome to attend the event. Attendees should dress professionally and bring several copies of their resume.

"This fair is an excellent way for students to establish relationships with employers for internships, jobs, and senior projects,” says Mary Jane Fallot, IT / STEM Job & Internship Fair Coordinator. “I spoke with an EMU graduate yesterday who found her internship through this fair, and later found a great job with a prestigious company because of her experience.”

Fallot says the employers are excited to participate in a fair that involves EMU’s high-quality students and are looking to hire talented practitioners for their companies.  Sponsoring companies of the event include Learning A-Z (Platinum Sponsor), Nexient (Gold Sponsor), and Dynatrace (Silver Sponsor).  Among the other companies participating in the fair are Auto-Owners Insurance Agency, Domino’s, Hitachi Automotive Systems, and Wacker Chemical Corporation.  

A ready room will be open for students from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There, students can take their LinkedIn head shot picture for free, practice how to approach a job recruiter, practice mini-interviews and learn a proper handshake as they consult with a EMU Career Development Center advisor.

Types of companies attending the event include engineering, energy, auto insurance, automobile, information technology, internet and software, security/defense, investment banking, airlines, leadership development programs, construction, design, and food and restaurants.

For a list of employers and to register the event, please visit the Handshake website.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 19,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences, and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.


October 10, 2018

Written by:
Michal Liberman

Geoff Larcom