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Rectruiters Get Down to Business on Campus

2006 Disciplines of Engineering Career Fair (DECaF)
2006 Disciplines of Engineering Career Fair (DECaF)

If recruiting visits to campus are any indication, the job market for Jacobs School engineering students is hotter then ever. Over 50 companies participated in the 2006 Disciplines of Engineering Career Fair (DECaF) in February, more than doubling last year’s participation.

“Electrical and computer engineering seemed to be the hottest fields, and we had a new influx of bioengineering companies,” says DECaF chairman Jeffrey Mounzer. DECaF was organized by the Triton Engineering Student Council with support from the School’s Corporate Affiliates Program (CAP).

Throughout the spring, CAP companies such as Google, Sun Microsystems and Northrop Grumman increased their visibility on campus with a full recruiting Day@Jacobs, an exclusive benefit of CAP membership.

In April, the Jacobs School’s structural engineering career fair drew 25 companies from as far away as Chicago and Honolulu.

“The job market is thriving, as bond money for public works and development filters though,” says Philip Yu, president of the School’s Society of Civil and Structural Engineers.