Employers Come in their Droves to View the Faculty of Engineering and Computing Students Final Year Expo 2012
There was a great buzz on Campus this week when the final year students from the Faculty of Engineering and Computing participated in a hugely successful event in the Helix. The Expo 2012, gave the students the opportunity to showcase the work they had completed for their final year project (FYP) assignments and to demonstrate their achievements to invited corporate guests from the ICT sector.
It started at 8.00am with a breakfast and short speeches from DCU Deputy President Prof. Anne Scott, guest speaker Liam Ryan, Managing Director of SAP Ireland – who are the main sponsors of this event – and the Dean of the Faculty, Mr. Jim Dowling. Over 250 guests from many of the top ICT companies arrived with great enthusiasm and eagerness to meet the students. Companies such as Fidelity Investments, Accenture and IBM all sponsored key prizes for best projects.
The event has been running for 25 years and this year there were two welcome additional groups: students from the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering participated for the first time, joining their peers from the Schools of Computing and Electronic Engineering; and their first graduating class from the B.Sc. in Enterprise Computing programme also showcased their projects.
Many companies commented on the high standard of work and variety of projects on display. Feedback from the event has been tremendous; many students were offered employment or job interviews and the soon-to-be graduates leave DCU confident that their career prospects are extremely positive.