More than 20 companies, including DTE Energy in Detroit, Denso International America in Southfield, and Magna Powertrain in Troy, will be interviewing candidates for full or part-time positions, internships, and co-op positions at the 2014 Engineering and Technology Job Fair in April.
“This is a very unique opportunity because you have all of these gigantic companies hiring and looking for applicants in one room,” says Della Cassia, spokeswoman for the Engineering Society of Detroit in Southfield, which hosts the event twice a year. “The caliber of the companies in that room is just tremendous. It’s great place to be seen and network.”
Cassia says the society has organized the job fair for the last eight years in an effort to connect job seekers with representatives from leading engineering and technology companies, including Consumers Energy in Jackson, Link Engineering Co. in Plymouth, and Valeo, which has several locations in metro Detroit. Industries represented include architecture, chemical, electrical, biomedical, aerospace, and mechanical.
“This is the job seeker’s chance to really make an impression on the recruiters,” Cassia says. “A resume doesn’t always speak for who you are and what your qualifications are. But when you have the opportunity to actually meet with the person who is hiring and interview with them right then and there, you are much more likely to be hired.”
According to WantedAnalytics.com, the top 10 most difficult engineering jobs to fill are Quality Assurance, Technical Support, Product Design, Six Sigma, Autodesk CAD, SolidWorks CAD, Medical Devices, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, The MathWorks, and Bentley MicroStation. The report is from February.
For more information about the event, to be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 7 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, visit esd.org.