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CEE Recruiting Event Launches Careers

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department held its biannual Career Fair on Thursday, February 24, and 17 companies, state agencies, and federal recruiters showed up to interview scores of students from the department. In addition to three government entities – the Navy Northeast Recruiting District, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, and the Connecticut Department of Transportation – the private companies that sent recruiters included Alstom Power, Baltazar Contractors, Inc., Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc., Daniel O’Connell’s Sons, Inc., Environmental Compliance Services, Inc., Environmental Resources Management, Fuss & O’Neill, Inc., GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., O’Reilly, Talbot & Okun Associates, Inc., STV Inc., Tata & Howard, Inc., The Lane Construction Corperation, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., and Wright-Pierce.

CEE department has hosted the Career Fair for more than six years now and, due to its overwhelming popularity, now schedules the event twice a year.

“The Civil Engineering Career Fair is a great networking opportunity as an employer to showcase your company to future prospective hires for full-time or internship positions,” said Kyle Murphy, a CEE alumnus and currently a project manager with Baltazar Contractors, Inc. “The event provides a professional, yet comfortable, venue where you can learn about a variety of companies including engineering firms, general contractors, public agencies, and alike. Naturally, it attracts engineering students with a variety of interests who are eager to discuss what they have to offer and find out what opportunities are out there. I can remember how beneficial attending this event was when I was a student at UMass Amherst. Even now attending as a company representative, this is still one event that I would not want to miss.” (March 2011)