Paths to STM and health careers on display
March 13, 2018 LA GRANDE, Ore. – Eastern Oregon University’s College of Science, Technology, Math and Health Sciences (STMHS) will host professionals from a range of technology and science industries during an on-campus career fair March 14.
“EOU Career Services’ role is to ensure that our students have opportunities to gain transformative experiences and knowledge that will empower them to make an impact as professionals in their communities,” said Justin Chin, director of Career Services. “EOU has a rich history of providing cutting-edge programs in the sciences and strong partnerships with leaders in the medical field.”
In 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported more than 8.6 million careers exist in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM), with a conservative projection of 9 million careers by 2022. Similarly, the agency projects an 18 percent growth in health sciences careers by 2026.
The College of STM & HS Career Fair will convene 22 employers, agencies and workforce development partners on campus engaged in high growth sectors, such as biology, chemistry, computer programming, logistics, sustainable energy, healthcare and social services. Students are invited to meet with representatives from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Badgley Hall.
“The value of internships as part of students’ college education is immeasurable,” said Peter Geissinger, dean of the College of STMHS. “Not only will students have to draw on knowledge and experiences from the various courses they completed, they experience first-hand a real job environment and learn which soft skills are required for success.”
Contact EOU Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (541) 962-3711 for more information. Students and alumni can RSVP for the event via EOU’s official careers portal at eou.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/4600/student_preview.