Recruiters representing approximately 200 employers will be talking to Missouri University of Science and Technology students during the annual fall career fair on campus Sept. 27.
The number of companies participating is up from last year, as Missouri S&T students are in high demand.
“Missouri S&T prepares its students to play crucial roles in addressing many of the nation’s business and technological challenges,” says Dr. Edna Grover-Bisker, director of career opportunities and employer relations at Missouri S&T.
Grover-Bisker encourages students not to limit themselves geographically. She says they increase their chances of landing a really good job if they are willing to relocate throughout the country and world.
Despite the economic downturn, jobs in science, engineering and technology continue to pay well. Missouri S&T ranks second in the nation for starting salaries among public universities. The average starting salary for an S&T grad is $59,550.
And there are signs that the overall economic outlook is improving. Grover-Bisker says Caterpillar Inc., for instance, will be recruiting at the fair and conducting on-campus interviews this fall for the first time in more than a year.
The career fair will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building. The fair is open to S&T students and alumni from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Faculty and staff are allowed to attend the fair from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and from 1-3 p.m.