134 companies to recruit engineers, computer scientists at UWM on Friday, Sept. 27

Regional demand continues to be exceptional for engineering and computer science graduates from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. And according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand will continue to grow at least through 2026.

A record-high number of employers (134 and growing) will be recruiting engineers and computer scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee when the College of Engineering & Applied Science holds its Industry Expo/Career Fair on Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the UWM Student Union, expanding to the Wisconsin Room and the Ballroom for the first time in the history of this biannual college career fair.

Employers will be looking to fill jobs, co-ops and internships, seeking students from all engineering disciplines — biomedical, civil & environmental, electrical, industrial, materials science and mechanical — as well as computer science and computer engineering.

Many Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the region and industry leaders will be represented, including American Transmission Co., Briggs & Stratton,GRAEF,GE Healthcare,Generac, Harley-Davidson, HUSCO International, Kohler, Master Lock, Milwaukee Tool, Modine Manufacturing Company, Northwestern Mutual,Rockwell Automationand WEC Energy Group.

“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. “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. It’s no surprise that 87% of our students land jobs before graduation.”

Members of the media are welcome to attend. The event takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room and Ballroom of the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.