AMES, Iowa — Employers from Iowa and other states are in Ames Tuesday, as some 5-6,000 ISU Engineering students come to talk about possible future jobs.
The Engineering Career Fair has drawn 365 companies, filling every corner of Hilton Coliseum and the Scheman Building next door.
“All 12 of our majors at Iowa State are in demand,” said Roger Bentley, of the ISU College of Engineering. “Engineering, is very popular, because there’s so much embedded technology for software these days, but all of the engineering majors are in huge demand.”
Job-seeking seniors, juniors, and event sophomores and freshmen are encouraged to participate in the Career Fair. First and second year students can get a better idea of which way they may want to go as far as what classes to take.
“I’m going to talk to them about my past experiences,” said Eric Wuebker, of Rockwell City. “I worked at Kinze Manufacturing before this, and also Ag Leader Technology, in the precision type area, so hopefully I can get something going with that.”
Major companies, like Rockwell Collins, and Deere and Company had long lines of students waiting to talk to someone. 10-15 green-shirted Deere employees were there to talk to students, at just one of three booths Deere had at the fair. Companies are allowed a maximum of three booths in the Fair.