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IE Undergrad-Grad Career Fair 2016

Career Fair hosted by IISE & IEGSO in Grissom Lobby
Career Fair hosted by IISE & IEGSO (photo: M. Medeiros)
IE Career Fair - Kohl's reps
IE alumnus Daniel Cahalan (left) represents Kohl's while talking with a student (photo: P. Prabowo)
IE Career Fair - PricewaterhouseCoopers rep
PricewaterhouseCoopers rep Leanne Wiley talks with student (photo: J. Chen)
IE Career Fair info session
Students talked about their internships in info sessions (photo: M. Medeiros)
Purdue Industrial Engineering held the first-ever combined undergrad-graduate student Career Fair on September 12 in Grissom Hall’s Student Excellence Center. Twelve companies and over 300 students participated.

The Career Fair was organized by students from the undergraduate group Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) and the graduate group Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Organization (IEGSO), assisted by Industry Relations Director Dave Kotterman. Representatives from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kohl’s, Eaton, Hormel, Pepsico, W. L. Gore, Ingersoll Rand/Trane, Halliburton, Gulfstream, Caito Foods, Eli Lilly, and Berry Plastics presented at info sessions and met with students individually at table displays. The student groups also organized a photo booth where students could have professional headshots taken.

"The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue has never hosted a career fair at this scale and we  were all proud to house the event in our very own Grissom Hall,” said junior Pamela Yuan, the IISE Professional Development Director. “Having twelve companies in attendance and more than three hundred students participating, this career night was a smashing success, and I hope it will drive us closer to our goal of having 100% job placement rate for Purdue Industrial Engineering students!"

"This was the first time we were able to host a career fair of this magnitude, and the fact that it was held in the home of Purdue IE made the success of the event even sweeter," added master's student Mustafa Lokhandwala, IEGSO Chair of Academic Affairs. "I am glad that the students who attended the event were able to have meaningful discussions with employers from the 12 companies in attendance."

Writer: DeEtte Starr, starrd@purdue.edu