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For the past two years, Missouri S&T has broken records for the number of employers attending its fall career fair. This year will be no exception. Missouri S&T will host the largest college career fair in the Midwest on Sept. 23.
Eight hundred recruiters representing 300 employers are expected to attend the fair in Rolla. Here, they will try to convince some of the most highly sought after college students in the nation to come to work for their companies.
“Today’s Missouri S&T students are the future engineers, scientists, and business and community leaders who will work to solve our nation’s energy and environmental problems, address our infrastructure needs, and ensure we remain a leader in the global economy,” says S&T Chancellor John F. Carney III.
Missouri S&T graduates have the highest starting salaries in the Midwest, according to a recent report by PayScale Inc., a Seattle-based research firm.
“Our students are very academically inclined and employers experience the value gained by hiring them,” says Lea-Ann Morton, director of S&T’s Career Opportunities Center.
Missouri S&T was recently cited by the Princeton Review as having one of the top 20 job placement programs among all universities in the nation. Last year, S&T hosted 4,392 on-campus interviews with employers from 41 states and two international locations.
“We’ve even established a suit closet for students seeking interview attire,” says Morton.
The total enrollment at Missouri S&T is approximately 6,200 students. Faculty and staff are invited to attend from 8-10 a.m. and again from 3-5 p.m. Student attendance is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building, 10th Street and Bishop Avenue, Rolla.