Students had an opportunity to mingle with IT companies during the annual Digital Mixer on Feb. 12 at Wright State University in the Student Union’s Apollo Room.
A total of 136 students attended the two-hour networking event, which was open to Wright State and other Dayton area colleges.
It provided students studying in areas such as computer science, information systems and information technology the opportunity to meet face to face with companies. Some participating companies conducted interviews and discussed job offers with qualified students. Over 30 companies were represented at the event.
The Digital Mixer was a collaboration between Wright State’s Department of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management and Technology First, a nonprofit hub for information technology in the Dayton area.
Lance Cauley, the associate director of career-specific services at Wright State, loves the opportunities for networking at the event.
“Our primary goal is to help facilitate meaningful interactions, and connect people for the purpose on long-term relationship building,” Cauley said. “Many of these interactions lead to job interviews and ultimately job offers.”
Donald Hopkins, the director of the information systems and supply chain management master’s programs, was also impressed with the ability of the event to connect students directly with jobs.
“The one piece of information that I found interesting was that there were a lot of jobs available, more than the past,” he said. “Also, there were internships and full-time jobs readily available and a number of companies were flexible depending on the talent available.”
This was the 15th year Wright State has hosted the Digital Mixer, and it should return in 2021 to offer another great opportunity for Wright State students.