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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Spring career fair at S&T scheduled for Feb. 19

  • Even in a tough economy, the future looks bright for students from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
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  • Even in a tough economy, the future looks bright for students from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
    Recruiters representing nearly 200 employers will be talking to Missouri S&T students during the campus’ spring career fair Feb. 19. That is an increase of 6 percent over the spring 2012 career fair.
    Some of the companies returning to the fair this year are Anheuser-Busch, TMK IPSCO, NAVAIR, Clorox, Schlumberger, Cargill, Black & Veatch, ArcelorMittal, Kiewit, Nucor, Union Pacific, L’Oreal, Frito Lay and Harley-Davidson.
    Nineteen new companies are recruiting at Missouri S&T this spring, including Ocean Spray Cranberries and BATS Exchange.
    Missouri S&T students are still in demand and jobs in science, engineering and technology continue to pay well, despite the economy. Among all Midwestern universities, Missouri S&T ranks near the top when it comes to starting salaries for graduates. The average starting salary for an S&T grad is nearly $60,000.
    The career fair is held at the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building and is open only to S&T students and alumni from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Faculty and staff are allowed to attend the fair from 8-9 a.m. and from 2-3 p.m.
    This year, attendees can navigate the fair using a new mobile website. The site allows users to review profiles or companies attending the fair, locate employers on the floor plan, customize their list of potential employers based on major and more.
    For more information, visit career opportunities and employer relations online at career.mst.edu.
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