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SUNY Broome Holds STEM-Based Career Expo

By Molly Darrow.
There are approximately 900 students enrolled in SUNY Broome's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, Department. On Thursday, those students met with local companies to turn those studies into a career.

Hundreds of students attended the first ever Engineering Technology Career Opportunity Expo in the campus's Applied Technologies atrium.

With representatives from organizations including Lockheed Martin, the State Department of Transportation and SUNY Delhi, students had the chance to network and learn about career and internship opportunities. The school created the event to get students thinking about their professional development in the STEM field. A career field that organizers say needs more students to engage in.

"Now that I know what I'm able to do with my degree, I know where I want to go with it," said Freshman Tatyana Terry.

"Students go through the motions and they go to school. And they're not really sure what they're going to do upon graduation. This event gives them an opportunity to see what's there for them after they've graduated," said Associate VP and Dean of S.T.E.M. Kelli Ligeikis.

The school will hold a Transfer Day with more than 50 colleges and universities on November 5th and Engineering Technology Mock Interviews in December.