Sept. 27 Career Fair to feature more than 100 potential employers
September 21, 2018
Contact: Michael Tullier, APR, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Tuskegee University students eager for their next internship or post-graduate job will have the opportunity to speak with more than 100 potential employers this Thursday during the annual career fair. The fair is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
The Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management hosts the career fair each fall, which allows students to interact with a variety of companies that align with their areas of study and career goals. This semester’s career fair will feature Fortune 500 companies, governmental entities, and nonprofit organizations — and every type of business in between.
Career Readiness Week, hosted the week of Sept. 10, helped students better prepare for the career fair. Events helped students prepare their resumes, brush up on interview tips, understand interview etiquette and proper attire, and master networking.
On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the university will host a Student Interview Clinic, during which students will participate in mock interviews with the actual company recruiters who are participating in Thursday’s career fair. Each mock interview will be recorded, and students will receive feedback from the mock interviewer as a means of helping them improve their interview skills.
To sign up for the Student Interview Clinic, which is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., contact Rashaeda Tucker with the Career Development and Placement Services office at 727.8146, email@example.com, or 404 Tompkins Hall. Appointments will be accepted through noon on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Career readiness is a key component of the university’s current quality enhancement plan, developed in conjunction with the university’s 10-year on-site reaffirmation of accreditation visit by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The plan — “Road from Early Achievement to a Career High,” or “REACH” — focuses on integrating career themes and concepts into Tuskegee’s academic, career development, student life and alumni relations programs. As a result, students will be better equipped, competitive and successful as they strive to achieve their educational and career goals.
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education frequently ranks Tuskegee University as a top-tier producer of African-American and other minority graduates in numerous fields where they both employ their skills and diversify the workforce. These fields include agriculture, veterinary medicine, physical sciences, biological and biomedical sciences, engineering, and architecture — among others.
Following are the categories and employers currently committed to participate in the Sept. 27 career fair:
- Agriculture: Ardent Mills; Corteva Agriscience; First South Farm Credit
- Aerospace: Analytical Graphics, Inc.; The Boeing Company; Gulfstream Aerospace; Lockheed Martin; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Rockwell Collins; United Technologies Corporation
- Automotive: BMW Manufacturing Co.; Honda North America South HUB; Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC; KIA Motors Manufacturing Georgia; Nissan North America
- Civil Engineering: POWER Engineers, Inc.
- Commercial Banking & Credit: Ford Motor Credit Company
- Construction: Clayco; Doster Construction Company, Inc.; Gaylor Electric; The Haskell Company
- Holder Construction Company; Rockford Construction; Ryan Companies US, Inc.; Turner Construction Company; Vulcan Materials Company; White-Spunner Construction
- Consumer Packaged Goods: Procter & Gamble (P&G)
- Defense: AF STEM - Robins AFB; Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII); L3 Technologies; Marine Corps Officer Programs; Missile Defense Agency; NAVAIR; Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR); Naval Nuclear Laboratory (Operated by Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation); Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP); U. S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC); U.S. Army Redstone Test Center; Y-12 National Security Complex; Yulista
- Electronic & Computer Hardware: Intel Corporation
- Environmental Services: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Savannah River Remediation
- Food & Beverage: Bunge North America; Hormel Foods
- Forestry: USDA Forest Service
- Government - Local, State & Federal: Alabama Department of Environmental Management; Alabama Department of Revenue; Personnel Board of Jefferson County; State of Alabama Personnel Department; U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Office of Intelligence and Analysis
- Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals: Alabama Department of Public Health; Elanco; Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital/The Hughston Clinic/Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics; Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies
- Higher Education: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine; Relay Graduate School of Education; The University of Alabama in Huntsville; University of Texas at Austin, McCombs Master of Science Programs
- Hotels & Accommodation: Marriott International
- Industries: DuPont; InSight St. Louis
- Insurance: AF Group; GEICO
- Internet & Software: Microsoft; Oracle
- Investment/Portfolio Management: Edward Jones Investments
- K-12 Education: Fort Payne City Schools; Teach901
- Legal & Law Enforcement: The United States Secret Service
- Manufacturing: 3M; Altec Industries; The Clorox Company; Constellium - Rolled Products; GE; Georgia-Pacific; Heatcraft Refrigeration; International Paper; Lhoist North America; Milliken & Company; Neptune Technology Group Inc.; Nucor; The Sherwin-Williams Company; Southwire Company; Tate & Lyle; Weyerhaeuser
- Non-Profits: INROADS; Venture for America
- Oil & Gas: BP; Chevron; ExxonMobil Corporation; Occidental Petroleum Corporation
- Research: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
- Scientific and Technical Consulting: Gartner
- Social Assistance: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
- Transportation & Logistics: American Airlines; Enterprise Holdings; United Parcel Service (UPS); XPO Logistics
- Utilities and Renewable Energy: MISO; NextEra Energy, Inc.; PowerSouth Energy Cooperative; Southern Company
- Wholesale Trade: Graybar Electric Company, Inc.
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