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Record Number of Companies Flock to Spring Career Fair

April 23, 2014

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Record-Breaking Year: A total of 429 companies attended one or more of Rose-Hulman’s three career fairs each school year, including 94 companies at the spring event. (Photo by Dale Long)

Rose-Hulman students have the problem-solving skills and hands-on experiences to meet the rising employment demands in science, engineering, and mathematics—attracting a record number of companies to the college’s Spring Career Fair.

A total of 94 companies filled the Sports and Recreation Center’s fieldhouse on April 16 to interview students for full time, internship, and co-op opportunities. It culminated a record-breaking year in which 429 companies attended one or more of the three career fairs organized each school year by the Office of Career Services.

That’s one of the reasons 77 percent of Rose-Hulman’s 2014 graduating class has already accepted full-time employment, will be commissioned military officers, or plan to attend graduate school after receiving their diplomas on May 31.

“The caliber of Rose-Hulman students is outstanding and its graduates have been valued employees for us,” says Arlan Vennefron, customer service manager for Optis, an optics company located in Troy, Michigan. “Rose-Hulman has one of the few optical engineering programs in the United States. That makes the college and its students even more attractive for us.”

Paul Jenkins, technical director for the National Security Agency, adds, “Rose-Hulman produces well-rounded, highly technical, and proficient graduates that can apply the theoretical concepts with practical problem-solving. That’s a valuable commodity for any productive engineer or scientist.”