Rose-Hulman Hosting Virtual Career Fair
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will Wednesday host its first virtual career fair, which aims to connect students with more than 110 participating companies and graduate schools. Rose-Hulman says the record number of companies will provide ample career opportunities for students.
Rose-Hulman says 72 companies came to its in-person 2019 campus recruiting event so this year’s turnout is an all-time high. Along with the 110 companies, the institute says more than 6,600 employers and over 4,500 jobs are registered on the online recruitment platform.
National employers participating in Rose-Hulman’s career fair include:
- Milwaukee Tool
- GE Appliances
- North American Stainless
- Raytheon Technologies
- U.S. Food & Drug Administration
- Ultra Services
Indiana and Indianapolis-based companies include Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane Division, Software Engineering Professionals, and Formstack, among others.
Students will be able to engage employers and graduate schools through a virtual waiting room and can have individual or group chat conversations with recruiters. The institute says students should create a basic profile and upload resumes in advance of the career fair.
“We’ve entered a whole new virtual world in career services. Employers and graduate schools are right there with us. Everyone is understanding of the situation during these circumstances,” said Scott Tieken, Rose-Hulman’s director of career services and employer relations.
According to Tieken, data management and systems, computer security/cybersecurity and working in a virtual world are all skills of high interest, and new opportunities will likely emerge when the current economic conditions recover.