NFPA recently met with Matt Purdy, the Director of Career Services at Murray State University. In this webinar, we discussed several ways to get in contact with university students looking to join the fluid power industry. Although our conversation was specifically with Murray State, the information that was discussed can be applied to reaching students from universities across the nation. Here is what you can expect to learn from the webinar:
- Tips for Having a Successful Career Fair
What you can do before the career fair, during the career fair, and even afterwards to ensure you and your company are standing out from the rest and leading to higher recruitment of students in the workforce.
- Alternatives to Attending Career Fairs
Ideas on other events to host on campuses such as giving presentations and hands-on activities for students to experience your company and the industry firsthand.
- Using Social Media to Get a Step Up
Leveraging university platforms and communication outlets to increase company visibility.
For More Information and Support
If you wish to hear Matt’s ideas in more depth, check out the recording of the webinar here. If you are looking for support in incorporating any of these ideas into your connections with universities and students, NFPA has programs established to implement these recruitment strategies and help NFPA members build these relationships.
NFPA’s Power Partner Program includes Purdue University, MSOE, Iowa State University, Murray State University, and Northern Illinois University. Within these partnerships, NFPA provides funding for fluid power focused events and educational activities that your company can get involved in such as the Speaker’s Bureau, NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, and Industry Connection events which are designed specifically for recruitment. NFPA members are also encouraged to contact us to connect with any of the Fluid Power Clubs that are established at 15 universities across the country to get involved in classroom speaking sessions, mentorship, or participating in their hands-on fluid power projects.
Be sure to contact Kyla Olson at email@example.com to participate or find out more ways your company can connect to students and recruit them into the industry.
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