In its 25th iteration, the CISE Career Fair saw its largest attendance of students and companies to date during the Sept. 23 event. Over five hours, more than 1,200 students passed through check-in to meet with representatives from 37 companies.
The Career Fair was held at the heart of the University of Florida campus in the Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom. The purpose of the Career Fair is to connect students and alumni with industry representatives from companies large and small looking to hire interns and full-time employees.
The event allows attendees time for brief conversations with company representatives to interview or ask questions about applying for jobs. Companies have the opportunity to meet students and alumni with a major or interest in computer science and computer engineering. This year, the Career Fair welcomed 6 new companies, which included Facebook, Macy’s Tech, Amgen and Synopsys.
Of the more than 1,200 attendees, 63 percent were undergraduate students. About 25 percent of total attendees and 27 percent of graduate student attendees were women. A majority of attendees currently study in the CISE department, but others came from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Warrington College of Business, among others.
The Spring 2020 CISE Career Fair will take place on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rion Ballroom in the Reitz Union. Visit the Career Fair website for all updates.