University of Akron Engineering & Engineering Technology Career Fair: Spring 2020

By Adil Zuber DLA Land and Maritime People and Culture Directorate

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Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime’s Engineering and Technical Support Directorate participated in the Engineering and Engineering Technology Career Fair at the University of Akron on Feb. 11. This event connected 177 employers with more than 1,060 engineering students seeking internships and full-time employment.

The DLA booth was visited by 89 potential applicants. Attendees were primarily engineering students from a variety of disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, computer and biomedical. The students were interested in full-time and internship opportunities.

Topics of interest included career progression, Pathways to Career Excellence program, work-life balance, employee benefits, telework, flexible hours, credit hours, exercise/wellness programs, tuition assistance program, reasonable accommodations and loan forgiveness.

Many attendees were excited to learn about the possibilities and benefits of a career with the federal government.