TechConnect and Career Day Connect Students with Opportunities

11/1/22 Pratt School of Engineering

Dual event brings 120 companies and more than 1500 students together in Wilson Gym

People crowd a gymnasium full of tables and stands
TechConnect and Career Day Connect Students with Opportunities

After two years of virtual events, students and employers were ready and enthusiastic to connect in person again. On September 21, with over 200 employers and 2,000 students in attendance, Duke University’s Wilson Gym was once again a lively hub of activity for a full day of career-related events.

For the first time, Duke hosted a multi-event career day. In the morning, TechConnect, hosted by Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering and Department of Computer Science, attracted 92 employers and approximately 1,000 students interested in STEM. After a quick turnover at noon, additional employers joined the fair for a total of 120 with over 1,500 students in attendance at the afternoon all-majors Career Fair, hosted by the Career Center.

The day concluded with an innovative Diversity and Inclusion Reverse Fair in Penn Pavilion. Over 30 student organizations set up booths so that employers could visit them to learn about the clubs and share their companies’ diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Both employers and students felt the day was a huge success for making connections, sharing knowledge and exploring opportunities, and everyone involved is looking forward to additional student engagement events during the spring semester.