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Six job offers! Robotics graduate describes the annual career fair

Male graduate of robotics program

Brooklyn Park, May 2, 2023 – One of the most exciting days of the year for students in Automation Robotics Engineering is the Reverse Career Fair. At the event, students show off robots and machinery that they created in class. Employers attend the event and spend time getting to know the students. The interactions result in jobs and internships.

This year, one of the job recruiters who visited the Career Fair was Reece Nauth. He works as an Electronics Control Manager for Power Systems. Nauth has fond memories of the Career Fair because just a few years ago, he was a robotics student at Hennepin Tech who was meeting a room full of recruiters and employers.

“I appreciated the different industry partners that came to campus and met with me and all the students,” said Nauth. “During my second year as a student, at this career fair, I displayed a project and spoke with employers. I had six job offers and I accepted a position at the company where I work now.”

During his time on campus, Nauth served as student council president. He recalls that his favorite memory was traveling to Las Vegas with other students to attend a national convention, Pack Expo. He believes his experiences at the college prepared him for his career.

“I use a lot of the skills that I learned here at Hennepin Tech to work on programmable controls. In my work now, my group does the control and design for interfacing with pieces of equipment.”

As an alumnus, Nauth visits campus twice each year to speak in the robotics classes. When he’s interacting with students who are passionate about the industry, it reminds him of his years on campus.

“Throughout my time here, I would stay late if I was curious about something. A lot of diverse training equipment is available for student learning.”

Nauth serves on the robotic’s Advisory Board, a group of professionals who provide input on the program’s curriculum. Partnerships with industry and connections to alumni, such as Nauth, ensure that the robotics program prepares students for success in their new career path.

About Hennepin Technical College
Founded in 1972, Hennepin Technical College is the largest stand-alone technical college in Minnesota. With campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, the college offers degree and non-degree courses in over 40 programs in the skilled trades and high-demand career fields. Achieving a high job placement rate, Hennepin Tech prepares students for high-paying employment opportunities.

Last updated by mdibba : 2023-05-02 03:50:03