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Engineered Across the Lakes Virtual Career Event

Event Type
Engineering Career Services
Mar 22, 2022   1:00 - 6:00 pm  

Connect with top employers to open the door to co-op, intern, and full-time opportunities in the field of engineering.

Register and attend on Handshake. Student Registration Link:

Engineered Across the Lakes is an engagement fair that aims to highlight top employers for University of Illinois, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan State University, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Illinois-Chicago and Indiana University. The virtual format of the event encourages networking between students, alumni, and recruiting professionals that will open the door to co-op, intern, and full-time opportunities in the field of engineering.

Registration for this event will open to students on March 8rd, 2022

Where is the fair? The fair is held virtually from within Handshake. Use Firefox or Chrome as your browser.

Who can attend? The event is open to all students at Michigan State University, University of Illinois, Northwestern University, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Iowa, University of Maryland and Indiana University.

How do I participate in the event? Simply sign up for 1:1 and/or group sessions with the employers you'd like to meet with. That's right you can schedule meetings with reps and RSVP to attend group sessions BEFORE the event! 1:1 sessions give you the opportunity to meet individually with representatives. Group sessions with employers give you the opportunity to learn more about their organization and opportunities in a group setting. On the day of the fair, log into Handshake, navigate to the fair page, and click on the My Sessions tab to start your meetings. Make sure you are using Google Chrome. Check out the Handshake guide to learn about finding companies, signing up and system requirements.

Don’t see an employer’s availability? Follow the employer to be notified when they create or add 1:1 sessions so you can be the first to sign up! If you still can't register for a 1:1, it may be because you don't meet the qualifications set by the employer. If they have a group session available, join that instead! This will get your information to the recruiters and give you a chance to engage with the company during the fair.

How should I prepare? 

  1. While in Handshake make sure to update your profile, upload your updated resume, complete your Career Interests and update your privacy settings.
  2. Start researching companies and identify your top picks. You should know what kinds of opportunities they offer, research news related to them, review their website and prepare questions for the company.
  3. Get your pitch ready! The pitch is about aligning your value and skills with a specific position and/or the companies goals or mission. Be prepared to talk about past experiences and how they would relate to the duties you'd perform in the job.
  4. What should I wear? Even though this is a virtual event, it is appropriate to be dressed “up” for the event. A suit and tie are definitely too much, but an polo shirt, sweater, blouse, etc. would be appropriate.
  5. Still have more questions? Contact your appropriate Career Center contact!


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Point of Contact for each School:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison / John Archambault /
University of Minnesota / Angela Froistad /
Michigan State University / Garth Motschenbacher /
Indiana University / Jodie Sackley /
University of Iowa / Travis Greenlee /
University of Illinois / Amy Fruehlng /
Northwestern University / Allison Berger /
University of Illinois-Chicago / Rose Coppola-Conroy /
University of Maryland / Heidi Sauber /

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