PULLMAN, Wash. — More than 20 companies will be represented at this
year’s Electrical Engineering Employment Exposition set for Tuesday, Feb. 1, at
Washington State University.
The event, conducted by the student chapter of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronic Engineers, is the first of four career fair programs for WSU students
during spring semester.
While the exposition is targeted for students in electrical engineering,
computer engineering and computer science, it is open to all College of
Engineering and Architecture students, according to Chairman Jeff Stewart.
Company representatives and recruiters will staff information tables on the first
and second floors of the Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Building Tuesday
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Many will conduct employment interviews Wednesday,
Major software and computer companies lead the list of firms participating in
the exposition, including Microsoft, IBM, Hewlett Packard and AT&T
Wireless. Also included are employers in the power generation and
distribution industry such as PacifiCorp, Bonneville Power Administration and
Power Engineers. Sandia National Laboratories and the Pacific Northwest
National Laboratory, operated by Battelle, are also expected to have
Stewart says the response to this year’s program, the 22nd in the series, has
been very good from both companies and students. In addition to linking firms
and future employees for both jobs and internships, industry representatives
on campus get an opportunity to learn more about the curricula and degrees
offered by WSU, he said.
Electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science graduates
are among the most heavily recruited on college campuses, with starting salary
offers reaching $60,000.