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Alfred University hosts Fall Engineering Career Fair

Alfred University hosted its annual Fall Engineering Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Joyce Walton Center. The in-person event, organized by the Robert R. McComsey Career Development Center, was attended by 207 engineering students, who had the opportunity to connect with 27 participating companies.


ALFRED, NY—Alfred University hosted its annual Fall Engineering Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Joyce Walton Center. The in-person event, organized by the Robert R. McComsey Career Development Center, was attended by 207 engineering students, who had the opportunity to connect with 27 participating companies.

Of the 27 companies participating in Thursday’s Fall Engineering Career Fair, 22 were on hand to meet with students in person; the other five made arrangements for students to leave their resumes.

Participation in the Career Fair can lead students to opportunities including internships, co-ops, summer jobs, and full-time positions. Valerie Daciw, employer relations coordinator for the Career Development Center, said six of the participating companies conducted on-campus interviews today (Friday, Oct. 15) with more than 50 students. Several of the companies also made plans to interview students virtually next week.

Sponsors for the Fall Engineering Career Fair included: Owens-Illinois; Corning, Inc.; Kohler Co.; NSG; PCC Airfoils, and the Collegiate Restaurant. 

Companies represented at Thursday’s event were: Adaptec Solutions; Addison Precision Manufacturing; Alcoa; Amphenol Aerospace; Baker Hughes Company; Consolidated Precision Products Corp.; Ferro Corporation; Ironwood Heavy Highway, LLC; J.W. Hicks, Inc.; Kennedy Valve; Knowles; Micatu Inc.; Napoleon Engineering Services; NSG; New York State Department of Transportation; PCC Airfoils, LLC; Saint-Gobain—Corhart Refractories; Simmers Crane Designs and Services; SMC Corporation of America; Specialty Glass, Inc.; Superior Technical Ceramics; and U.S. Marine Corps Officer Programs.

Daciw said Career Development Center will follow up Thursday’s in-person event with a virtual career fair next Thursday, Oct. 21. There are 107 students registering for the virtual event, with the following companies scheduled to participate: Alstom; Blasch Precision Ceramics; Corning Inc.; Cree | Wolfspeed; KJ Electric; Momentive Technologies; Owens-Illinois; Saint-Gobain Abrasives.

Students attending Thursday’s career fair were given the opportunity to have their formal portraits taken for LinkedIn.