It turned out to be a perfect day for a tailgate.
More than 300 Trine University students met with representatives from 43 accounting,
civil engineering, construction, healthcare, higher education, law enforcement, manufacturing,
nonprofit and retail businesses and organizations at the Tailgating for Talent event
held Sept. 24.
The unique career fair attracted one company from Arizona as well as the Kansas Highway
With temperatures in the high 70s under sunny skies, students were able to interact
with representatives in the MTI Center parking lot while maintaining social distancing
guidelines. Several companies brought RVs or other equipment to showcase their products
in the expanded space.
In evaluations provided after the event, employer representatives and students said
they enjoyed the outdoor setting and felt it was an effective way to host the event
while adhering to COVID-19 regulations.
“I wish more schools would do events like this!” one employer said. “It was innovative
and productive. Thank you!”
Shambaugh & Son was the presenting sponsor for the event. Troyer Group and Cardinal
Glass were partner sponsors, and C.E. Electronics, Federated Insurance, Jayco, Northeastern
Center, SME and Wieland Chase were supporting sponsors.
Trine’s next career event will be a Virtual Career and Internship Fair from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, on Handshake. For more information, email Lynne Koepper
Photo: Grace Sullivan, a Trine University chemical engineering major, left, talks with Justin
Hoeppner, a 2003 Trine alumnus representing Shambaugh and Son, at the Tailgating for
Talent event on Sept. 24. (Photo by Dean Orewiler)
Last Updated: 10/05/2020