Employers continue to recruit S&T students despite tough economy

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On February 11, 2009

Approximately 400 recruiters representing more than 150 employers have registered to attend the Spring Career Fair Feb. 17 at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

The fair is an opportunity for Missouri S&T’s students and graduates to meet with prospective employers. Recruiters will mainly be looking for students to fill summer internships, co-ops and full-time positions.

“We have a good reputation with employers because the campus community takes a proactive interest in the future employment of our students,” says Lea-Ann Morton, director of Missouri S&T’s Career Opportunities Center.

Missouri S&T graduates have the highest starting salaries in the Midwest, according to a 2008 report by Payscale Inc., a Seattle-based research firm. At the time of the report, the starting median salary for S&T graduates was $57,100.

With an emphasis on engineering, science and technology, Missouri S&T prepares students who will play crucial roles in addressing many of the nation’s business and technological challenges, says Missouri S&T Chancellor John F. Carney III.
The career fair will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in S&T’s Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building. Students may visit with recruiters from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., the fair is open to students and alumni only. There will be special sessions for faculty and staff from 8-10:30 a.m. and 3-5 p.m.

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