STEP to Hold Statewide Career Fair for High School Students at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – The Weber State University chapter of the Science, Technology, Engineering Program (STEP) will host a statewide career fair for high school students on Nov. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Shepherd Union Gallery.

STEP, a national organization that encourages women and ethnic minorities to pursue degrees in science, technology and engineering, is a partner to the secondary-school program Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA). Students involved in MESA and STEP have access to academic and career assistance, including scholarships.

The event at WSU will host 500 MESA students statewide and 20 industry STEP partners or companies. "Our partners do an absolutely wonderful job of promoting these fields to the underrepresented populations and ensuring their success," said Linda Ward, STEP adviser at WSU. "From scholarships to internships and job placement, our partners are dedicated to helping the students."

The MESA clubs attending also will visit WSU's mechanical and manufacturing labs, as well as speak to representatives of the automotive technology and electronic engineering programs. "We hope to expose students to Weber State's areas of engineering, technology, computer science and design graphics," Ward said.

Businesses participating in the career fair include ATK Thiokol Inc., Bard Access Systems, Intermountain Healthcare, L-3 Communications, Micron Technology, Moog Inc., Unisys Corp. and Varian Medical.

For more information, call (801) 626-7552.

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Linda Ward, STEP advisor at WSU
(801) 626-7552 •
Jonathan McBride, office of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 •