On Monday, September 22nd, Woodard & Curran held its 6th University of Maine Open House event. This event is held annually to introduce University of Maine Engineering & Science Students to our firm and meet potential interns and full time employees.
With the help of past interns, and Woodard & Curran University of Maine graduates, we got the word out to students via posters, emails, online student profile announcement s, the career center, and University professors. This led to our highest attendance ever, with 67 students and a number of faculty members at the event!
The evening began with a 30 minute panel discussion. Students submitted questions ahead of time, and the panel was hand-selected in order to best address the questions. After a couple of rounds, the floor was opened for questions from the audience. A lot of the questions revolved around what advice could be given to students to prepare them for life in the consulting world.
After the Panel Discussion, students and faculty moved into a reception area where they were able to enjoy appetizers and mingle with Woodard & Curran employees that were on hand. We provided information about our business, our internships, and our hiring process and open positions
During the reception, speeches were given by Patty Counihan, Director of Career Services, Chet Rock, Associate Dean of Engineering, and Todd Saucier, Executive Director of the Alumni Association. Frank Woodard and Al Curran presented a $10,000 check to the Engineering Department as part of our ongoing effort to support the program.
Today, we have are proud to have a total of 56 UMaine Grads working at Woodard & Curran, not only in our Maine offices, but our New Hampshire, Dedham, MA, and Atlanta, GA offices as well.
Contributed by our HR Team