You're Hired! Engineering Career Fair at Cooper

On Tuesday, March 1, more than 40 institutions were represented at a career fair in the Great Hall including MTA-NYC Transit, Bloomberg, AECOM, Mini-Circuits and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute among others.  Approximately 250 students from all engineering disciplines and years attended the fair to get information from a wide range of schools and companies—government agencies to small firms to worldwide corporations. Jolie Harris Woodson, Director of Engineering Career Development and Outreach, said, "We're incredibly happy to facilitate meaningful connections between students and a variety of employers and graduate schools. We're especially thankful for the Cooper alumni who return to recruit the next generation of professionals. The Career Fair serves as a pipeline to professional opportunities, but it is also an opportunity for students to learn about new organizations and industries while developing confidence in their communication skills."

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.