Tailgating for Talent: Trine Event Allows for Fun, Socially Distanced Employment Connections
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Trine University will host an employment connections event called Tailgating for Talent.

Trine fall and spring careers fairs, usually hosted in the Rick L. and Vicki L. James University Center was already in need of a change of location due to the growth in Trine University student enrollment and in the number of employers seeking to recruit Trine students for internships, co-ops and jobs. With social distancing now required to prevent the spread of COVID-19, creative solutions were needed.

The university will host Tailgating for Talent in the parking lot of the university’s MTI Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

The relocation will add an element of fun to the event and employers are encouraged to use the expanded space to park branded RVs and trucks and show off equipment and products to demonstrate to students how their skills can be put to work. The event typically attracts hundreds of Trine students in their most professional attire. However, due to the outdoor environment and the more festive atmosphere, this fall’s event will feature business casual.

The cost for employers is $250, which includes a tailgate spot, lunch for
two representatives, a 6-foot table and a company description included in
the Employer Virtual Booklet. If inclement weather occurs, the Tailgate will move inside the MTI Center.

For more information, contact Terry Johnson at (260) 665-4123
or johnsont@trine.edu, or Jason Watson, career coach and industry liaison, at (260) 665-4279 or watsonj@trine.edu.


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