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STEM Jobs on Tap at Career Expo

October 30, 2013

Staff Reports -- HispanicBusiness.com

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STEM job opportunities are slated for the SHPE career fair in Indianapolis. (file photo)

Some 5,000 Hispanic students and professionals are expected to show up for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers' career expo at the Indianapolis Convention Center this weekend. The expo offers an opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

In addition to nonprofits, government agencies and graduate schools, the expo will feature more than 200 companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, General Motors, General Electric, Google, Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard, according to a news release.

The fair includes scheduled interviews with Fortune 500 employers.

Pilar Montoya, SHPE CEO, characterized the expo as a "must-attend event" for students and professionals interested in STEM careers.

"STEM careers are growing rapidly, and this is the perfect opportunity to network with leading employers at the largest Hispanic technical conference in the nation, where tier one companies are seeking top-notch talent," she said.

The SHPE Career Fair Expo is scheduled for Nov. 1, 3-5 p.m., and Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The expo is part of the SHPE Conference, which takes place Oct. 30-Nov. 3 in Indianapolis. For more information, visit the SHPE website.

The SHPE offers a network of 341 chapters nationally and provides a variety of programs and resources in addition to hosting the largest annual technical conference in the nation, according to the release.

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SHPE contributed.



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