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Seventy Companies to Recruit Northwestern Students at Industry Day 2011

Dressed in suits and with resumes in hand, nearly 700 Northwestern students and alumni are expected to meet with recruiters from top companies on Thursday, October 20 at the Society of Women Engineers’ Industry Day.

Industry Day 2011 – Northwestern’s largest technical career fair – will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1818 Maple Avenue, in Evanston. The event is open only to Northwestern students and alumni, including men and women, undergraduates and grad students.

The 24th annual Industry Day will put students in contact with recruiters from Procter & Gamble, Deloitte, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and others. Roughly 70 employers will be in attendance, seeking interns, co-operative employees, and full-time employees for openings around the country.  (For a full list of employers and the majors they will be recruiting, click here.)

While the fair is focused on technical positions, there will also be opportunities for non-engineering students, said Ellen Worsdall, assistant dean for students and diversity programs.

“Recruiters come looking for computer scientists, chemical engineers, and other technical positions, but they’re looking for non-technical positions as well,” Worsdall said. “Marketing, finance, general business jobs – they are searching for all kinds of students.”

Attendees should dress in business attire and bring copies of their resumes, though increasingly employers are asking recruits to submit applications online, Worsdall said.

WildCARDs will be required for entry to the event. Doors will close at 8:30 p.m.