Missouri S&T students, from freshman to seniors, crowded the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building Tuesday, September 26, for the university’s annual Fall Career Fair.

Missouri S&T students, from freshman to seniors, crowded the Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building Tuesday, September 26, for the university’s annual Fall Career Fair.

According to Julie PIttser, Associate Director of S&T’s Career Center, this year’s employer turnout reached 315, a close second to the university’s record of 318 in the Fall of 2015. These employees were looking not only to fill full-time positions with seniors getting ready to graduate, but to connect with S&T students early in their education.

“It’s a networking event,” said Pittser. The employers who come to the fair want to meet young students and develop relationships with them, hopefully bringing them as interns over multiple summers. This year’s student turnout reached approximately 3,800, according to Pittser.

The average salary for graduating S&T students is around $62,314, said Pittser, and she explained about 1,200 students are expected to have interviews after connecting with potential employers.