93 companies to recruit engineers, computer scientists at UWM Friday, March 1
Employers will be looking to fill jobs, co-ops and internships.
MILWAUKEE _ Regional demand continues to be strong for UWM’s engineering and computer science graduates. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand will continue to grow at least through 2026.
UWM students will witness that demand when 93 companies who are recruiting engineers and computer scientists come to campus for the Spring 2019 Industry Expo, the UWM College of Engineering & Applied Science’s biannual recruitment event. Employers will be looking to fill jobs, co-ops and internships.
Companies represented will include Rockwell Automation, Northwestern Mutual, Komatsu Mining Corp., GRAEF, Husco International, Kohler, Briggs & Stratton, Milwaukee Tool, Modine Manufacturing Company and American Transmission Co.
“Eight-eight percent of our students have completed an internship or co-op placement before graduation,” says Juli Pickering, director of career services for UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science. “We have tremendous partnerships with industry, and recruiters value our students for their knowledge base, their experience and their work ethic. They are known for being ready to hit the ground running.”
One branch of engineering that has garnered statewide attention lately is manufacturing. (Wisconsin added the second-most manufacturing jobs among U.S. states in 2018, according to an article in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Dec. 31, 2018.) From the classroom to the biannual Industry Expo, UWM works closely with Wisconsin manufacturers – including advanced manufacturers — to ensure soon-to-be graduates have access to local jobs while industry has access to local talent.
Members of the media are welcome to attend. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room of the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Recognized as one of the nation’s 130 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 27,500 students from 91 countries on a budget of $689 million. Its 15 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2019 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, and the Sierra Club has recognized it as Wisconsin’s leading sustainable university.