Brian Larson

Guest Post: Engineering Career Fair continues delivering valuable experiences for students, employers

A priority for Engineering Career Services is to help our students and alumni connect with employers. The great reputation of the College of Engineering and the college recruiting process brings more than 400 employers to campus each year. These employers seek to identify individuals with skillsets and interests that match their engineering talent needs. One … Continue reading Guest Post: Engineering Career Fair continues delivering valuable experiences for students, employers

Potential employers, students meet, mingle at Engineering Career Fair

In order to gain experience beyond the classroom, students headed to Hilton Coliseum and the Scheman Building to meet and mingle with potential employers at the fall Engineering Career Fair. While elbow room and walking space were hard to come by due to the throngs of attendees, excellent professional opportunities were not. With more than … Continue reading Potential employers, students meet, mingle at Engineering Career Fair

National workforce needs in engineering

Last year at this time, I blogged about how high-tech industries are experiencing significant growth, particularly in sectors at the boundaries of traditional engineering disciplines and fields such as biology, medicine, and product design. Coupled with that surge of career opportunities is an approaching demographic crunch in the engineering workforce as more baby boomers retire. … Continue reading National workforce needs in engineering

Student interviews increase at spring career fair

Despite frigid temperatures on February 8, more than 2,100 engineering students made the trip to Hilton Coliseum to talk with employers about opportunities for co-ops, internships, or full-time employment at the College of Engineering Career Fair. More than 530 students met one-on-one with employers to further discuss career opportunities on the following day, increasing interview … Continue reading Student interviews increase at spring career fair

Engineering Career Fair back at Hilton, adds networking event and blog

After being relocated last fall due to the flooding that struck Ames, the College of Engineering’s Career Fair will return to Hilton Coliseum this spring. The event will be held Tuesday, February 8, from noon to 6:00 p.m. To help students prepare for the fair, engineering career services has coordinated educational seminars on Sunday, February … Continue reading Engineering Career Fair back at Hilton, adds networking event and blog

The engineering experience

Recently, a colleague and I were speaking about the “Iowa State experience” and why practical knowledge and leadership opportunities are such an important part of our institutional identity. What he said about Iowa State’s tradition of student engagement reflects what I see every day: that with more than 800 student clubs and organizations, a strong … Continue reading The engineering experience

Students make the most of career fair opportunity

Despite heavy rainfall and a temporary location, engineering students flocked to the career fair Tuesday and found company representatives happy to meet them. Based on real-time tracking used at the event, more than 3,700 students had participated by late afternoon, which means that attendance was comparable to numbers from recent years. “The weather and the … Continue reading Students make the most of career fair opportunity

Tents go up at career fair site

Not even record flooding, and the damage that resulted, could prevent the College of Engineering from holding its fall career fair. This year’s event, which will bring more than 210 companies to campus and draw nearly 4,000 students, will be held in temporary facilities on the south side of the Scheman Building. Engineering will stage … Continue reading Tents go up at career fair site

College of Engineering Career Fair venue relocated

With Hilton Coliseum closed until further notice, the College of Engineering’s Career Services has relocated the fall 2010 Engineering Career Fair to the grounds outside of the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center. Two large, climate controlled tents will be accommodating the 200+ employers and 3500+ students. The career fair will be held from noon to … Continue reading College of Engineering Career Fair venue relocated