More than 1,000 students vie for jobs at department career fairs

Approximately 1,300 Texas A&M’s College of Architecture students sought jobs, internships, or a chance to sharpen their interview skills from the 237 companies manning booths at the four spring 2015 career fairs held by the college’s four departments.

The Department of Visualization’s Feb. 19 fair, held for the first time in the Langford atrium, attracted industry heavyweights including Walt Disney Animation, Industrial Light and Magic, Electronic Arts and Reel FX.

Another new twist to one of this spring job fairs saw the Department of Construction Science provide an opportunity for students to connect with construction company representatives at a social mixer held at Hurricane Harry’s the evening before their Feb. 4 Session I Career Fair with members of the Construction Industry Advisory Council.

“It was a great success,” said George Eustace, construction science lecturer and industry relations coordinator. “The department reserved the entire facility for our use and we had plenty of space.”

The department’s Session I Fair took place at the Brazos County Expo. It’s Session II Fair was held Feb. 17 in the Langford A atrium.

Students in the Department of Landscape Architecture of Urban Planning attended a Feb. 5 fair hosted by the Texas A&M Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The LAUP job fair was held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Aggie Workshop. Themed “Urban Parks and Green Space,” the Feb. 6 daylong event featured a design charrette, panel discussions and lectures.

The Department of Architecture’s Feb. 26 Career Fair was hosted by the Texas A&M Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students. The number of firms that attended the fair doubled the total from last year's event, said Ward Wells, head of the Department of Architecture.

posted March 13, 2015