Get ready for Tech’s largest recruiting event of the year. Career Day is begins at 10 a.m. Thursday.Career Day, hosted by Career Services, is held in the RUC.
“Over 100 employers are expected to attend,” Alice Camuti, director of career services, said. “The employers will be set up throughout the Multipurpose Room and lobby, as well as in the Tech Pride Room.”
Last year, 2,246 students met with potential employers from all over Tennessee at Career Day. Career Day also hosted companies from Virginia, Alabama, South Carolina, and Kentucky. Camuti and the Career Services staff are optimistic that a large number of students will attend again this year.
“Career Day is open to all students,” Camuti said. “no matter their classification or major.”
She encouraged freshman and sophomores to attend Career Day, in order to witness the number of diverse companies that are looking for employees.
“Freshman and sophomore should ask questions to figure out where they would fit in the work world,” Caumuti said.
Tech is known for their engineering program, which draws many engineering firms.
“Engineering firms also need students from computer science, accounting, and other majors offered here at Tech in order to operate,” Camuti said.
Career Services works diligently to bring in a good mix of employers to Career Day each year. The goal is to have at least 50 percent non-engineering employers present, according to Camuti.
Students who are juniors can wear business casual clothing, while seniors and graduate students attending Career Day should come in professional attire with at least 20 updated resumes to give to employers.
Some companies will be performing interviews during Career Day, while others will stay and perform interviews next Friday. Students can visit Career Services website for an up-to-date list of registered employers. Each employer has a link to the company website, where a student can research the company in order to prepare for Career Day.
Camuti encourages students who can to come when the event begins at 10 a.m.
“The employers are fresh and ready to meet potential employees at the beginning of the day,” Camuti continued. “After lunch, the employers are tired and not at their best.”
Camuti also suggest that students avoid dead hour, as that is the busiest time of Career Day.