|Ken Kabinoff explains his company to students during the annual Engineering and High-Tech Job Fair at Kellogg Gymnasium on Feb. 6.|
Cal Poly Pomona?s annual Engineering and Hi-Tech Job Fair on Feb. 6 drew a crowd of more than 3,000 students, alumni and community members interested in working in the hi-tech industry. The event, held in Kellogg Gym, was free and open to the public.
?It was an opportunity for students to connect with employers, see what job opportunities are out there and just illicit their interest in the hi-tech field,? says Manuel Perez, director of the university?s Career Center.
Representatives from 76 leading technology companies came on campus to answer questions, collect resumes, and conduct informal interviews for internships and part-time summer openings. Among the attending firms were Agilent Technologies, American Racing Equipment, Conexant, Raytheon, Rick Engineering, and the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.
?Last year we had 71 employers, and considering the economy right now, we really weren?t expecting to have that many companies attend this year,? says Perez. ?It speaks well for our campus that even in a very tight job market, employers still value and prefer our students at Cal Poly Pomona.?
The event was not limited to those in technical fields. Individuals also attended to research companies and network with recruiters. Jobseekers dressed professionally and brought plenty of resumes.
?A lot of the employers are very pleased with the quality of our students,? Perez says. ?Many of them said this was one of the better career fair programs they?ve attended.?
For a complete list of participating companies in the Engineering/Hi-Tech Job Fair, visit www.cpp.edu.