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Rose-Hulman hosting virtual career fair

(photo courtesy of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will Wednesday host its first virtual career fair, which aims to connect its students with more than 110 participating companies and graduate schools. The institute 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
  • Honeywell
  • 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.