USA's Largest Steel Producer Recruiting Penn State DuBois Students
DuBois – Representatives from the Arkansas-based Nucor made a presentation about their company and employment opportunities at Penn State DuBois recently. Nucor, the largest steel producer and recycler in the United States, is on the hunt for graduates with a solid education in the engineering and manufacturing fields.
"The Penn State engineering program's reputation is the big thing," said Nucor Supervisor Dave Davolt. "It's a good program and we like to get graduates from it. The internships and co-op students we get from Penn State always do really well, and they're the type of people that fit well into our company."
Davolt said Nucor prides itself on having small town values and a foundation in rural communities with facilities located off the beaten path and away from metropolitan areas. For this reason, he said, students from more rural institutions like Penn State DuBois should feel right at home if they come to work at a Nucor facility.
Graduates who land a job with Nucor will contribute to the production of steel used to build cars, pipe and tube for the natural gas and oil industry, household appliances, and much more.
"They're capable of doing so much, and they want to recruit students with a good foundation that can also learn new methods," said mechanical engineering student Jennifer Ritz, of Brockway. "I'm interested in seeing what they're all about and how I can fit into this."
Assistant Professor of Engineering Craig Stringer said this presentation was the best way for students to do just what Ritz hoped to do. He said, "It gives them a chance to see what opportunities are out there, and maybe expand their horizons. We have a lot of great manufacturing facilities that give young engineers opportunity right here close to home; meeting with these representatives from Nucor, though, also lets our students see that there are facilities all over the world, and that they may have a chance to explore."