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“We're trying to open up a pipeline to Huntsville because the area is experiencing significant growth.”
Students have the opportunity to explore career opportunities with industry professionals representing more than 30 Huntsville, Alabama, companies on Oct. 17 in the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center’s Grand Hall.
Huntsville Industry Day will feature some of the largest, and fastest-growing, tech companies in the world, including NASA, Northrop Grumman, Adtran, Mazda Toyota, Polaris, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Though the event is co-sponsored by the Harbert College of Business and Ginn College of Engineering, all students are welcome.
The event’s purpose is not only to provide networking opportunities for students with recruiters from major companies, but to also showcase the Greater Huntsville region as an attractive potential career landing spot for future graduates.
“Being a land-grant institution, we’re focused on continuing to develop industry relationships within the state,” said Mike Stover, Assistant Director for Employer Relations at the Harbert College of Business. “So many students these days leave the state, but if we could keep them in Huntsville, Mobile, Birmingham, or Auburn-Opelika, then there are tremendous benefits to industry partners and economy in the state. We’re trying to open up a stronger pipeline to Huntsville because the area is experiencing significant growth.”
Huntsville and Madison County is ripe with technological research parks, including Redstone Arsenal and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.
“These companies have opportunities in finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, supply chain, analytics, and other programs from the Harbert College of Business.”
Why should business students be interested in companies that might seem engineering-focused? “Somebody has got to count your money and somebody has to sell your product,” Stover said. “These companies have opportunities in finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, supply chain, analytics and other programs from the Harbert College of Business.”
Students should check in at 11 a.m. for lunch, with a short program to follow. Larry Leopard, Director of Engineering Directorate at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and Katelyn Baker, Director of Workforce Recruitment for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, will address students.
Company representatives will network with students and discuss career opportunities in the Grand Hall from 12:10 to 2:30 p.m. Business casual dress is suggested. Students are encouraged to register for Huntsville Industry Day on their Handshake Career Services Account by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
For more information, contact Mike Stover, Assistant Director for Employer Relations at the Harbert College of Business at (334) 844-7296 or firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Apryl Mullins, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations at the Ginn College of Engineering at (334) 844-2578 or email@example.com