When Andrew Merewitz comes back to visit Virginia Tech, the 2012 computer engineering grad always hopes to bring some Hokies back to New York City with him. Now working as a software team lead at Bloomberg, Merewitz regularly attends the Engineering Exposition as a recruiter for his company.
“One of the reasons we keep coming back to Virginia Tech is because it produces very well-rounded students,” Merewitz said while at the 38th annual Expo. “Some of the classes here that require you to do group work, present your projects, and experiences that build upon soft skills are very helpful.”
Merewitz was one of hundreds of alumni who attended this year’s three-day event, which included two days of recruitment and an overlapping two days of interviews.
A record-breaking 311 companies attended the 2017 Expo — compared to 292 in 2016. Representatives from companies like NASA, Rolls-Royce, General Electric, Ford, Boeing, General Motors, Newport News Shipbuilding, and more met with approximately 5,900 resume-wielding engineering students to network and discuss employment options like internships, co-ops, and full-time positions.