Job fair matches businesses with young talent

Aug 4, 2003

It's only for Kettering University students, but the 2003 National Cooperative Education Employment Fair opens hiring doors for tomorrow's business and industry leaders.

It's only for Kettering University students, but the 2003 National Cooperative Education Employment Fair opens hiring doors for tomorrow's business and industry leaders. The event is Wednesday, Aug. 13, through Friday, Aug. 15, in Kettering's Campus Center and Academic Buildings.

"Our national co-op job fair allows our employer partners an outstanding opportunity to interview candidates for their employment needs," said Bob Nichols, vice president of Corporate Relations and Enrollment Services. "This is a one-stop shopping approach, where the employers can do informal and formal interviews, and talk about career opportunities at their companies. We are pleased that the list of employers for our employment fair is growing and encourage other companies to join us Aug. 14."

For the most current information on employers coming to the fair, visit:

The employers agree. "We are coming to the co-op fair because we are recruiting engineering co-ops for the 2003-04," said Amber Mott, campus relations consultant for Visteon. "Kettering is one of our top schools and it has a comprehensive academic program. Kettering is very flexible, very responsive to our corporate needs and works well in meeting our hiring and human resources needs," she added.

And so do the students. "The co-op employment fair is an imperative part of the Kettering Employment process," said Jason Pieper, a freshman from Rochester Hills. "It gives you the opportunity to meet the actual employers, just like in a real-world environment."

The schedule is:

Day 1 - Information Sessions - Aug. 13

  • 6-8 p.m. Organization Information Sessions, Academic Building There will be four half-hour sessions. Employers should check in at the Great Court of the Campus Center, then will be escorted to sites in the Academic Building.
  • Here's a sample of the organizations holding information sessions:
    • ACSYS Technologies
    • Advance Testing Company
    • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    • Stryker Instruments
    • Stryker Medical
    • Visteon Corporation


    Updates on information sessions are available at:

Day 2 - Cooperative Education Fair - Aug. 14

  • 2-6 p.m. Employment Fair, International Room, Campus Center.
  • Here's a sample of the organizations that are registered for the fair:
  • ACSYS Technologies, Southfield
  • Advance Testing Company, Campbell Hall, N.Y.
  • Bendix, Elyria, Ohio
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Washington D.C.
  • General Motors, Lansing
  • Delphi, Troy
  • Honda R&D Americas, INc., Raymond, Ohio
  • IAV Automotive Engineering Inc., Ann Arbor
  • Metaldyne, Plymouth
  • Omron Automotive Electronics, Chicago, Ill.
  • Polaris Industries, Roseau, Minn.
  • Rayloc, Division of Genuine Parts Co / NAPA, Hancock, MD
  • Sika Corporation, Madison Heights
  • Stryker Instruments, Kalamazoo
  • Stryker Medical, Kalamazoo
  • Ticona, Auburn Hills
  • Visteon Corporation, Dearborn

Day 3 - Formal Interviews - Aug. 15

  • 8:30 a.m -4:30 p.m., Interviews
  • 11-11:45 a.m., Lunch (During the Employment Fair Aug.14, organizations are encouraged to schedule on-campus interviews for Day 3, Aug.15.)
  • Here's a sample of the organizations conducting formal interviews:
    • ACSYS Technologies
    • Advance Testing Company
    • General Motors
    • Metaldyne
    • Omron Automotive Electronics
    • Polaris Industries
    • Stryker Instruments
    • Visteon Corporation

Students seeking co-op employment can register for the event and research the organizations of their choice by logging onto the co-op website at

For more information, contact Sharon Barbee at (810) 762-9810, or, or Caron Wilson at (810) 762-9832, or

Written by Patricia Mroczek
(810) 762-9533


Patricia Neigh
(810) 762-9648