By Gail Branch, Director of Career and Student Services, MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus
MIAT hosted a Career Fair at our Houston campus on February 6. I am pleased to report that this event – one of many in the future – was supported by representatives of 20 local employers in several industry sectors. Current students and recent graduates had the opportunity to secure information and meet with recruiters and human resources managers with the bonus of participating in on campus interviews.
Shena Creamer, MIAT’s Career Services Advisor for our Houston campus, join Houston Campus President John Willis and I in expressing our sincere appreciation to these companies and their representatives for committing to helping our students and alumni pursue a new career.
These employers made a lasting, positive impression on our entire school and elevated the collective energy of every person who was on our campus for this Career Fair:
- Design Air Systems
- Endeavor Air
- Express Jet
- FieldCore/GE – Wind
- Impact Wind
- Republic Airways
- Rosen USA
- Spirit Airlines
- System One
- TPI Staffing
- TRS Craft Services
- United Airlines
I am pleased and honored to share some of the great comments that I received from several of the employers who joined us for the Career Fair:
“What a great time we had especially meeting all the students and getting to discuss Spirit’s plan for the apprenticeship with them. Todd will be calling one of your students for an interview this week. Thank you for letting us be a part of your event.”
Barney Whaley, Regional Maintenance Manager, Spirit Airlines, Inc.
(Spirit started an apprenticeship program in April of 2019. Four MIAT Houston students are working at SPIRIT while attending college.)
“Thank you so much for inviting us to the job fair on Friday. We had a great time and met a lot of students that would fit perfectly for some of our current openings. The positions we have will help get them on-the-job experience and start allowing them to build their professional network. You guys did such a great job that we would love to join you at your next hiring event as well!
Madison McCoog, Account Executive, TPI Staffing, Inc.
Special thanks to our amazing faculty and staff members for keeping our Career Fair running so smoothly. We appreciate their tremendous assistance before, during and after this special event. What a TEAM!
For those of you who do not yet know us, please visit www.miat.edu for more information about our programs and to schedule a visit!
I look forward to receiving your comments and suggestions. Please contact me any time by email at email@example.com or by phone at 832.234.5774.