No fewer than 107 employers will be recruiting engineers and computer scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee when the College of Engineering & Applied Science holds its semiannual Industry Expo/Career Fair on Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the UWM Student Union, Wisconsin Room, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. The employer turnout is a spring semester record. Media are welcome.
Employers will be looking to fill jobs, co-ops and internships, seeking students from all engineering disciplines — biomedical, civil and environmental, electrical, industrial, materials science and mechanical — as well as computer science and computer engineering.
Regional demand continues to be exceptional for engineering and computer science graduates from UWM, with 87% of students landing jobs before graduation. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand will continue to grow at least through 2026.
Many Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the region and industry leaders will be represented at the career fair, including: ABB Inc., Direct Supply, GRAEF, Generac, Harley-Davidson, Husco International, Johnson Controls, Kohler, Kohl’s Corporation, Master Lock, Modine Manufacturing Company, Penrod, Rockwell Automation, Twin Disc, WEC Energy Group and Zoomlion Heavy Industry.
“Ninety-one percent of our students have completed an internship or co-op placement before graduation,” said Juli Pickering, director of career services for UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science. “They are known for being ready to hit the ground running — ready, willing and able to work.”