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Company Day draws industry leaders to PSU

September 17, 2012 12:00AM

Nearly 120 companies, some small and some multi-national, will participate in Company Day at Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center on Wednesday, Sept. 19. Organizers say these firms are the foundation of America’s recovery from a painful recession.

“Company day has always been an opportunity for students to network with potential employers and open doors that often lead to successful careers,” said College of Technology Dean Bruce Dallman. “But it is really much more than that. It is also an opportunity for companies to showcase their industries for students who haven’t decided on a major or career path. There are a great many exciting and rewarding careers that are open to technology graduates that most students are not aware of.”

Dallman said the fact that this annual event draws industry representatives from the continental divide to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico is testament to the reputation of PSU and the College of Technology.

“Our graduates are highly regarded and highly sought after,” Dallman said. “The credit for that goes to our outstanding faculty and to some of the finest facilities in the U.S.”

Initially, Company Day was just for companies in the construction industry. It soon expanded to engineering technology, automotive and diesel/heavy equipment, graphics and imaging technologies, electrical technology and wood technology.

Each participating company is given booth space in the Kansas Technology Center’s wide hallways and throughout the event, which runs from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., visitors move from exhibit to exhibit, where they may visit with company representatives.

A complete list of the companies attending this year’s Company Day may be found on the College of Technology website: www.pittstate.edu/technology.

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