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Engineering Expo

Engineering Expo

Tuesday, March 5, 1-4:30 p.m., Knoxville Convention Center

Interview Day

Wednesday, March 6, 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.

  • Register for the Engineering Expo and Interview Day through your ProConnect account.
  • Download the Career Fair Plus app (iOS and Android) prior to attending the Engineering Expo./li>
  • Stop by the Office of Engineering Professional Practice at ZEC 161 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to have an ambassador review your resume and help you prepare for interviews.
  • Practice your elevator pitch.
  • Prepare your professional portfolio, which should include 10–15 printed resumes, for the Expo.

The day of the 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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