Last year we re-imagined our approach and the experience for both CM students and industry participants.  We worked closely with the UW Career and Internship Center and our partners within the College of Civil & Environmental Engineering to evaluate various options given the mandatory, virtual nature of communications between our students and prospective employers.  And we had a pretty successful Career Expo.  We aim to have another hybrid event this coming year.

The 2020 CM Career Expo Mixers started Wednesday, October 28th.  Participating firms rotated through breakout rooms and presented to students with their “elevator pitch” enticing them to sign up for the 1:1 and group sessions at their virtual fair booth.

Student Participant
MIXERS were scheduled around the Autumn CM class schedule allowing students several opportunities to participate.

RESUME LOOK-BOOK became available to employers after the last Mixer closed and enabled companies to build a candidate pipeline.

CAREER FAIR BOOTHS occurred in November after students and companies had a chance to connect.  Students had the opportunity to sign up for a group session or a 1:1 with companies they were most interested in & company recruiters had an equal opportunity to invite Students from their pipeline to interview.

PREPARATION EVENTS: The CM Department hosted some volunteers to participate in resume workshops for students, to better prepare them for this event and help them build career-related skills. 

Overall it was a pretty successful event, given the new format.  While we are excited to get back to an in-person fair we may keep some of what we did in the virtual environment in an effort to make 2021 year even more successful.

We will announce the date(s) of the 2021 Expo this summer.

Thank you to all of our industry friends that participated in this and other past events!