LU College of Engineering hosts annual Career Fair

On Thursday, Sept. 15, the College of Engineering hosted the annual fall LU Engineering Career Fair. Students were welcomed in the Live Oak Ballroom in the Setzer Center with more than 70 prospective employers awaiting their arrival, the largest career fair in the college’s history to date. 

“The Southeast Texas economy is roaring back and this is clearly demonstrated by industry’s challenges hiring top engineering talent,” Dean of the College of Engineering Dr. Brain Craig said. “With LU College of Engineering’s dedication to student success and preparing job-ready graduates, more and more companies are enthusiastic to hire our graduates.”COE Career Fair Story Image 3

Students had the opportunity to explore employment for co-ops, internships and full-time positions.

Companies were eager to recruit on campus again, and to have the opportunity to meet with candidates in person.

“The LU Engineering Career Fair is a great way for students to connect with potential future employers,” said Brynn Baker, an electrical engineering major.

“Thanks to Lamar University, I was able to speak face-to-face with many company leaders that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to. I have since been contacted for an interview and I am excited to see what the future holds.

More than 70 companies who attending career fair visited from all over Texas and out-of-state. This three-hour event brought in over 300 LU CoE students, with several walking away with an interview scheduled. 

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Within 24 hours, students were already back on campus having face-to-face interviews with companies ready to fuel their careers," said Abby Frillou, an industrial engineering major.

The College of Engineering received positive company feedback with many expressing their excitement at meeting so many talented future engineers. The LU Engineering Career Fair is hosted annually in the fall and spring semester.