In response to a lengthy list of organizations eager to attend, Massachusetts Maritime Academy (www.maritime.edu), a public university with undergraduate degree programs focusing on science, engineering, technology, math and business that blend academics and experiential learning, recently held a two-day Spring Career Fair attended by undergraduate, graduate students and alumni.
Some 290 organizations represented by an estimated 800 recruiters were present at the career fairs held March 29 and 30. Students had the opportunity to discover career paths and opportunities, learn about potential future employers, and receive a closer look at the many different industries available as an alumni of MMA.
Attending organizations represented a wide range of industries, including biotechnology, offshore wind, renewable energy, health care, maritime industry, robotics, and emergency services. Also present were representatives from a number of unions, graduate schools, and the U.S. Armed Forces.
The event correspondingly allowed employers an avenue to learn about the Academy’s academic programs and to discover the skills and talents of the student body.
The following organizations sponsored the two-day career fair: Insignia Gold Sponsor, The Catalyst Commissioning Group; Maritime Blue Sponsor, Vineyard Wind; Pacific Sponsor, Clean Harbors; Atlantic Sponsor, PSEG Nuclear LLC; and Formation Gray Sponsor, Wide Effect Talent Solutions.
“Our career fairs – held in the spring and fall – provide unique opportunities for students to network with a large number of company recruiters who are on a mission to meet prospective new employees and while allowing recruiters to discover the wide-ranging skill sets of our graduates,” said Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, USMS, president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.