The department’s 21st biannual Career Development Workshop (CDW) saw a flood of students to the Reitz Union’s Grand Ballroom on Sept. 25, 2017. More than 860 students stopped by during the four-hour event. A mix of undergraduate students, graduate students and alumni interested in working in computer science or engineering fields came to interview with 31 companies.
The purpose of the Department of Computer & Information Science & Engineering’s (CISE) 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 one-on-one interviews with company representatives. Companies have the opportunity to meet and interview attendees with a major or interest in computer science and computer engineering. This year, CDW welcomed 10 new companies to the event, which included Airbnb, LSI, Paracosm and a startup created by a CISE faculty member, Shadow Health.
Of the more than 860 attendees, 420 were undergraduates and 447 were graduate students. About 24 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 Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, among others.
The Spring 2018 CDW will take place on Jan. 22, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Visit the main CDW site to stay up to date on all CDW news.
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Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering