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Engineering Expo

Engineering Expo

Tuesday, October 1, 1-4:30 p.m., Knoxville Convention Center

Interview Day

Wednesday, October 2, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Knoxville Convention Center

What is the Engineering Expo?

During the spring and fall semesters, the Office of Engineering Professional Practice hosts the Engineering Expo as a way for engineering students to meet with companies about internship and co-op opportunities. This expo is the best way for students to secure an internship or co-op and accelerate their future by adding paid, real-world engineering experience to their education. The expo is open to all engineering majors with more than 130 companies participating each semester.

The Expo is followed by Interview Day when students can meet individually with employers about specific co-ops and internships. These interviews must be scheduled ahead of time.

Where is the Engineering Expo?

The Engineering Expo is held off campus at the Knoxville Convention Center, which is a 10-minute walk from the Zeanah Engineering Complex. Students can take the orange-line trolley from campus to the Convention Center. There is no onsite parking.

Tips for Success

Follow the below guidelines to improve your chances of a successful Engineering Expo experience.

Before the Expo

  • Download the Career Fair Plus App (iOS and Android).
  • Research Companies. Use the app to learn about the companies attending the Expo.
  • Resume Review. Visit the Office of Engineering Professional Practice (ZEC 161) from 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a resume review and interview prep with an ambassador.
  • Practice Your Elevator Pitch.
  • Prepare Your Professional Portfolio. Include 10–15 printed resumes for the Expo.
  • Submit Resumes Virtually. Drop your resumes to employers through the Career Fair Plus app.

The Day of the Expo

  • Dress appropriately. View this list of resources, including Smokey’s Closet, to find professional clothing options.
  • Network, project confidence, and convey your worth.

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