Over 30 companies visiting Auburn for Huntsville Industry Day Oct. 17

By Joe McAdory and Chris Anthony

Published: Oct 10, 2019 3:02:00 PM

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Students have the opportunity to explore career opportunities with industry professionals representing more than 30 Huntsville, Alabama, companies on Oct. 17 in the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center’s Grand Hall.

Huntsville Industry Day will feature some of the largest, and fastest-growing, tech companies in the world, including NASA, Northrop Grumman, Adtran, Mazda Toyota, Polaris and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Though the event is co-sponsored by the Harbert College of Business and Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, all students are welcome.

The event’s purpose is not only to provide networking opportunities for students with recruiters from major companies, but to also showcase the Greater Huntsville region as an attractive potential career landing spot for future graduates.

“The road from Auburn University to Huntsville has been a well-traveled path for Auburn engineers,” said Apryl Mullins, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations at the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. “With booming aerospace, defense and tech sectors, Huntsville offers fantastic opportunities for engineers looking to launch their careers as well as for those taking their careers to the next level. We are proud to elevate our relationship with Huntsville industry partners to showcase why the city is a prime destination for aspiring engineers.”

Huntsville and Madison County are ripe with technological research parks, including Redstone Arsenal and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

Students should check in at 11 a.m. for lunch, with a short program to follow. Larry Leopard, Director of Engineering Directorate at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and Katelyn Baker, Director of Workforce Recruitment for the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce, will address students.

Company representatives will network with students and discuss career opportunities in the Grand Hall from 12:10 to 2:30 p.m. Business casual dress is suggested. Students are encouraged to register for Huntsville Industry Day on their Handshake Career Services Account by noon on Tuesday, Oct. 15. 

For more information, contact Mike Stover, Assistant Director for Employer Relations at the Harbert College of Business at (334) 844-7296 or mike.stover@auburn.edu; or Apryl Mullins, Assistant Director of Corporate Relations at the Ginn College of Engineering at (334) 844-2578 or apryl.mullins@auburn.edu.

Media Contact: Chris Anthony, chris.anthony@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

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