CSE Industrial Affiliates Fall Recruiting Event

IAP fall 2014 recruiting eventThe Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University recently held its second annual Industrial Affiliates Program Recruiting Event, which was an enormous success. The two-day event, held on Sept. 8, and 9, consisted of résumé clinics where students were able to receive immediate feedback on their résumés, panel discussions by IAP members about job search and career skills and mock interviews where students were given the chance to get a feel for the ‘real world’ interviews coming up in the near future as summer internships and graduation swiftly approach.

There was an excellent turn out this year with 21 companies who participated and over 150 students and faculty who attended.

“This year, there were more IAP members and students who participated in the résumé clinics and mock interviews, and the feedback from both was very positive,” said Taffie Behringer, IAP coordinator. “The IAP Recruiting Event Reception/CSE-Only Career Fair also had greater participation. The IAP members were very excited about being able to interact with so many CSE students at the Reception/CSE-Only Career Fair. We are already looking forward to next fall’s IAP Recruiting Event.”

The student CSE Research Poster Competition was also part of the CSE-only Career Fair and was conducted in two sessions giving participating students the chance to listen to additional presentations. Both undergraduate and graduate students presented their research, which was judged by the IAP members. CSE doctoral student Folami Alamudun won the IAP poster competition with his work titled "Fractal Analysis of Radiologists’ Visual Scanning Pattern in Screening Mammography". To read more about his research for this project click here. Folami is part of the Sketch Recognition Lab and works with SRL Director, Dr. Tracy Hammond. CSE doctoral student Michael Fu won second place with his poster about GPS security work. Fu is a member of the Real Time Distributed Systems Lab and is advised by Dr. Jyh-Charn (Steve) Liu, director of the RTDS Lab.

These events were beneficial to students and recruiters alike and CSE is looking forward to another great recruiting event next year!