Hopefully, everyone has marked down next week’s career fair. If you haven’t, pull that dusty planner out of your backpack and write this down right now!

Engineering & Computer Science Expo

Thursday, October 8th

10 – 2 pm in Cataldo

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Now that we are all anticipating this next networking opportunity, what should we be prepared to do as  we walk into that big, shiny ballroom with potential employers lined up like ducks in a row? This answer was given to us by the companies that attended last year’s Engineering & Computer Science Expo. Although they were very impressed with everything that Gonzaga students have to offer, they wish we were more prepared! Knowing some key points about a company’s mission and corporate culture will set you apart when you attempt to pick the

brains of these attending employers. And I hate to say it, but that means you have to do some research! Here’s a list of the companies that will be at the career fair next week:

  • Areva T&D
  • Avista Corp.
  • Barnard Construction Company, Inc
  • Coffman Engineers, Inc.
  • Fast Enterprises
  • FBI – Seattle Division
  • Itron
  • Janicki Industries, Inc.
  • Jigsaw Data Corp.
  • Kiewit Pacific Co.
  • Liberty Mutual Group
  • Max J. Kueney Co.
  • McKinstry
  • Montana Dept. of Transportation
  • Next IT Corp.
  • Oregon Dept. of Transportation
  • OST Spokane
  • PACCAR
  • POWER Engineers, Inc.
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • SCAFCO Corp.
  • Tacoma Power
  • Turner Construction Co.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Navy Officers Programs

Find a company that sparks some interest, do a little research, go to the career fair next week and place your smiling face in front of that employer to “wow” them with who you are and what you have to offer!

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Keep an eye out next week for more tips in regards to next week’s career fair!

Written by: Courtney Jacobsen, Class of 2011