Department of

Architectural Engineering


Career Fair 2015, September 22, 2015

Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, PA

What is the Career Fair?

The Department of Architectural Engineering, in conjunction with the Consortium for the Advancement of Building Sciences (CABS), is pleased to announce the 22nd annual Penn State AE Career Fair. The event will be held on September 22, 2015 at The Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus. Students from all AE options will be present representing the construction, lighting/electrical, mechanical, and structural disciplines.

The AE Career Fair is designed to put companies in touch with our 5th year seniors, as well as students who are available for co-op, summer and advanced degree (graduate) industry and research positions. The AE Career Fair brings together companies interested in recruiting students specializing in all aspects of the design and construction of buildings. 130 companies attended the 2014 Career Fair, representing many of the largest and best known AE, consulting engineering, contractor, facilities, building product manufacturers and construction management firms in the building industry.

More than 430 students attended the 2014 AE Career Fair. In addition to the AE students who participated, students from the Penn State architecture program and other engineering programs were also in attendance, including a contingent from civil engineering.

  • Career Fair Meet students on an individual basis and obtain copies of their resumes. Answer general questions about your firm and discuss employment needs. Introduce your firm to future graduates. The Career Fair provides an opportunity to meet the right AE students for your organization.

  • Free Publicity Participants will have their firm listed in the Career Fair program guide and on the AE web page with links to the company home pages. In addition, all firms will be recognized in a future issue of the AE Department newsletter distributed to thousands of building professionals around the country.

  • Student Hosts An AE student will serve as your personal host while you are on campus. Your student will provide you with information to help make this event more efficient and productive for your organization.

  • Career Fair Social Come to this informal gathering and talk to AE seniors and student hosts about their work and educational experiences.

  • Become An Educator The Career Fair is a great place for you to have an impact on the professional development of our students. Interact with students and give them the benefit of your experience and technical expertise.

  • Personal Interviews The Career Fair will be run on a fairly informal format with students stopping by in between classes or during free periods rather than by appointment. Private interview space will be available on a LIMITED basis for the day BEFORE the Career Fair (Sept. 21) and the day AFTER Sept. 23). Request this space on your registration form.

The Career Fair is an opportunity to make contacts, build recruiting relationships and gain exposure and recognition for your firm. Space is limited, so please return your reservation form early. Phone-in reservations will NOT be accepted.

Additional Questions?

Please feel free to call or email any of the following people in the AE department with further questions regarding the AE Career Fair.

Ms.Deb Sam

(814) 865-6664

Prof. Kevin Parfitt

(814) 863-3244

Penn State encourages person with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the AE office ( or 814-865-6394) in advance of your visit.