Wednesday, September 18, 2013
2013 Technical Opportunities Conference Connects Students with Recruiters
More than 200 companies signed up to participate in the 2013 Technical Opportunities Conference (TOC) designed to match Carnegie Mellon University students' job skills with business demands on September 17-18.
"This is the largest job fair on the CMU campus and it really draws some outstanding companies and career opportunities for all of us," said Christy St. John, a TOC co-director and a senior mechanical engineering major from Valparaiso, Indiana. "It really makes me feel like I've accomplished something when I hear and see how productive this conference is."
The conference was created more than 30 years ago to help students talk to recruiters, network and learn about job and internship opportunities with large and small companies. Some of the companies attending this year's conference include: Amazon, Adobe Systems, Bayer Technology Services, BNY Mellon, Dow Jones, General Motors, Procter & Gamble, Texas Instruments, Intel Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. The conference is organized every year by the student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers.
"Being a co-director of this conference has put me in close contact with several recruiters and talented students. But the real conference advantage is that it helps connect CMU, as a whole, to a large network of amazing companies that we bring to campus each fall," said Margo Johnson, a TOC co-director and a senior mechanical engineering major from Columbia, Md.