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Some 200 engineering companies, agencies to participate in annual Engineering Expo


BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 14, 2009 – The annual Engineering Expo, hosted by Virginia Tech's Student Engineers' Council (SEC) will take place on the university campus on Sept. 15 and 16. Some 200 firms and government agencies will be on hand to recruit potential employees from the engineering student body.

The SEC, a self-funded student organization, say they expect more than 5,000 students will be in attendance to exchange information with company representatives.

The chairperson of the Expo committee, Kris Douglas of Christiansburg, Va., an aerospace and ocean engineering student, has done an outstanding job in organizing this year's exposition, said Lynn Nystrom, faculty adviser to the SEC. "Kris has devoted a substantial part of his summer preparing for this event, and ensuring we have a strong career fair that is well attended by companies interested in employing our students. He went the extra mile to insure the college hosted an excellent career fair despite the downturn in the economy."

The exposition opens to the engineering student body on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The expo continues on Wednesday, Sept. 16, also from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students are invited to walk through the exhibits, many of which include videos, products, promotional items, demonstrations, and other items which detail what the companies do. The location for this year’s expo is Squires Student Center.

This corporate showcase is an extension of the SEC's mission to promote the personal and professional development of student engineers at Virginia Tech by helping them to define career goals, pursue career opportunities, and develop leadership skills.