Engineering EXPO '96 `sold out'By Lynn Nystrom
Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 03 - September 12, 1996
As Virginia Tech's Student Engineers' Council plans the 1996 Engineering Exposition, a job fair, the students are now turning down offers to participate from such companies as Microsoft and Martin Marietta because they attempted to register after the deadline.
Most years, late registration would not be a problem, but 1996 is a banner year. The maximum number of slots for companies and government agencies due to space limitations is 137-a number the school hit in early August and which sets a new record for the engineering college.
The company response "has been fantastic," reported the student coordinating the job fair, Sarah Joyce of chemical engineering. Some 4,000 to 5,000 students are expected to attend EXPO '96 September 17 and 18. EXPO is one of the largest engineering-college job fairs in the United States.
"Our students have proven they excel in their leadership and organizational capabilities," said Bill Stephenson, dean of the college.
Participants bring state-of-the-art displays, showcasing the technology of the company. The exhibits are open to all students and interested persons.
EXPO '96 will be held in Squires Student Center. Hours are noon to 5 p.m., September 17, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., September 18.