UMaine Holds 19th Engineering Job Fair for Students

ORONO, Maine (WABI) Hundreds of students dressed to impress at the University of Maine's Engineering Job Fair.

More than 130 companies had a presence there, more than half of them Maine-based.

They had booths for students to visit to learn more about the companies and to apply for internships and jobs.

Faculty say they've been preparing the students to put their best foot forward.

Crissanne Blackie, Director for UMaine Career Center says, "We've been helping them think about what do you wear? How do you present yourself? Do you have a 30 second pitch to give to an employer? What's your resume look like? We had extended walk-in hours to have students be able to have their resumes reviewed and just a general professionalism and etiquette."

Dana Humphrey, Dean of the UMaine Engineering School says, "In Maine there's great demand for engineers and we want to make sure that we match our graduates to these opportunities. It's also great even for first year students to come here and see what kind of jobs are out there for them when they graduate."

Faculty say several of the people representing companies at the fair are U-Maine grads who attended the same job fair while students.