Clemson Industrial Engineers to Host Conference, Career Fair

January 22, 2009

CLEMSON, SC – January 22, 2009 – The Clemson University student chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) will host the annual IIE Regional Conference for the Mid-Atlantic Region Feb. 5 to 8. The conference will include a career fair for local and regional employers.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from professional speakers, tour plants of local companies, compete in industrial engineering activities and network with professionals and potential employers.

The conference will draw between 200 and 250 students from Clemson University, Eastern Carolina University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, North Carolina State University, South Carolina State University, Tennessee Tech University, University of Tennessee, Virginia Tech University and West Virginia University.

The career fair will be held on Friday, Feb. 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Madren Center. Companies interested in participating should contact Kevin Taaffe at (864) 656-0291 or (864) 908-6836 or Danielle Lanigan at [email protected].

Students will also have the opportunity to tour local plants, including the Thomas Creek Brewery in Greenville, the Walgreens Distribution Center in Anderson, the Taylor Made Adidas Golf factory in Westminster and the BMW Manufacturing Plant in Greer, the only BMW plant in the United States.

Other activities will include a technical paper competition and a competition for the best chapter at the conference. Evening social events are also scheduled.

The theme of the conference is “Sustaining Our World Through IE Innovation.”