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Career Fair shows need for engineers is still high

Posted On : March 4th, 2009

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The economy may be at a low point, but the need for engineers has never been greater. Many of the employers who require the young minds of today’s students will be at the Sacramento State College of Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, March 6, in the University Union Ballroom.

Representatives from 71 engineering companies or companies that hire engineers will be at the annual event.

“There are more than 4,100 open positions being offered in industries such as construction, engineering consulting and services, government and public service, defense and many other industries,” says Cici Mattiuzzi, career programs coordinator.

More than 50 companies are seeking graduates with a civil engineering major, 38 are looking for construction management majors, 37 are seeking mechanical engineer majors, 34 are hiring electrical and electronic engineering majors and 22 are hoping to hire computer engineering majors. There are 20 looking for computer science majors.

The fair is open to College of Engineering and Computer Science students and alumni. A series of career seminars from various companies will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day in the University Union.

For more information on the fair, visit the Engineering and Computer Science Career Center web site at or contact Mattiuzzi at 278-7091.

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