College of Engineering hosts new career fair
Riverside, Calif. (Sept. 27, 2018) – California Baptist University hosted its inaugural Engineering Fair on Sept. 26 in an appropriate location—the new Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building. Nearly 40 companies filled the multipurpose design hall, offering internships and jobs to students and alumni.
The Gordon and Jill Bourns College of Engineering opened its new location at the start of the 2018 fall semester earlier this month. Lisa Singer, associate director of employee relations at CBU, said the fair was a way to celebrate this achievement.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for employers to witness firsthand the growth and innovation as represented in our College of Engineering,” Singer said. “Additionally, having such a strong showing of employers benefits students by offering opportunities that align with their future goals.”
Glenn Walker, a regional human resource manager at Granite Construction, said he has had success hiring CBU students in the past. One of the company’s recent hires, Michael Bravo (‘17) also attended to represent the firm.
“Granite has a very strong core value and students from this school line up well,” said Walker, whose company was recruiting graduates in construction engineering, construction management and civil engineering. “With values such as integrity, honesty, citizenship and environmental stewardship; the students here fit perfectly [with our values].”
Jewel Esparza, a chemical engineering sophomore, came prepared with her resume in hand.
“I’m looking for internship opportunities for the future,” Esparza said. “Right now I’m a sophomore, but it’s great to network and get myself out there.”
Elle Lowe, a civil engineering sophomore, attended the fair for the experience.
“I wanted to expose myself to different opportunities and see what’s out there,” Lowe said. “I’m learning how to talk professionally to other people and make connections.”
Following the engineering fair, employers and alumni had an opportunity to tour the new building and meet with faculty, staff and attend a mixer in Innovators Auditorium.