March 13, 2007

Employers line up for Engineering and Computer Science
graduates at the College’s Career Day

This year is the strongest job market in 30 years for engineers, according to Cici Mattiuzzi, Director of Career Services for Sacramento State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. “The combination of growth in infrastructure funding, the global warming crisis, and the looming retirement of a large number of baby boomers is fueling the demand for engineering and computer science graduates,” says Mattiuzzi.

Representatives from 123 companies will be on campus from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, March 16 as the College of Engineering and Computer Science hosts its largest ever career day in the University Union.

According to Emir Macari, Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, he has seen an ever increasing demand for engineering and computer graduates since his arrival in August 2006.

“It is a hiring frenzy right now. There are tremendous needs for problem solving in California – the manufacturing sector and the high tech industry are coming back full force, and the need for improved and expanded infrastructure is finally being addressed,” Marcar says. “The money is being spent and the engineers need to be hired.”

Macari describes engineering graduates as the fuel that powers the economic engine of California.

Employers attending career day are looking to fill more than 3,000 positions with Sacramento State students majoring in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, electrical engineering, computer engineering and computer science.

In addition to the job fair, six career seminars will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Students will hear from companies on the use of virtual reality in modern construction and the use of cutting edge technologies to clean the air and fight global warming. They will hear how the California Department of Transportation plans to address the need for new highways, bridges and traffic monitoring systems.

For more information contact Mattiuzzi at Sacramento State’s College of Engineering and Computer Science at (916) 278-7091 or visit www.ecs.csus.edu/career.

For media assistance, contact the Sacramento State Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.