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MILWAUKEE – Demand continues to grow for UWM engineering and computer science students, as demonstrated by the record number of companies that will be recruiting at the UWM College of Engineering & Applied Science Fall Industry Expo today, Sept. 28.
This continued upward trajectory in industry participation at the college’s twice-yearly career fairs underscores businesses’ need for computer scientists and engineers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for all of the college’s majors will continue to grow at least through 2026.
“We are delighted by the interest in our students and look forward to a great expo,” said Juli Pickering, director of career services for the college. “It speaks to our tremendous partnerships with industry – 88 percent of our students complete an internship or co-op placement before graduation.
Recruiters value our students for their knowledge base, their experience and their work ethic. They are known for being ready to hit the ground running.”
Participating companies include Wisconsin-based Fortune 500 members Northwestern Mutual, WEC Energy Group, Rockwell Automation and Harley-Davidson. Attendees also include Foxconn Technologies Group, Johnson Controls, Quad/Graphics Inc., Rexnord Industries, GE Healthcare, A.O. Smith Corp., Briggs & Stratton, Generac Power Systems, Modine Manufacuring Co. and more.
Members of the media are welcome to attend. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wisconsin Room of the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Recognized as one of the nation’s 115 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 27,500 students from 91 countries on a budget of $689 million. Its 15 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2018 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews, and the Sierra Club has recognized it as Wisconsin’s leading sustainable university.