Posted on November 14, 2022
An estimated 400 recruiters from 176 organizations, including many from the offshore wind industry, attended the recent Fall Career Fair at Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA; www.maritime.edu), a top-ranked public university with undergraduate degree programs focusing on science, engineering, technology, math, and business that blend academics and experiential learning.
Students had the opportunity to discover career paths and opportunities, learn about potential future employers, and receive a closer look at the many different industries available as an alumni of MMA.
The event also allowed employers an avenue to learn about the Academy’s academic programs and to discover the skills and talents of the student body.
A large number of companies involved in the rapidly emerging offshore wind industry were represented at this year’s Fall Career Fair, including:
American Bureau of Shipping
Foss Maritime Company
Guice Offshore, LLC
General Electric Power Steam
Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
NextEra Energy, Inc.
“Our career fairs – held in the spring and fall – provide unique opportunities for students to interact with a large number of company recruiters who are on a mission to meet prospective new employees and conversely allow recruiters to discover the wide ranging skill sets of our graduates,” said Rear Admiral Francis X. McDonald, USMS, president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, noting that this year, the Academy welcomed a significant number of offshore wind related companies in need of a trained professional workforce to support the expansion of offshore wind.
About Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA): MMA is a fully accredited, four-year, co-educational state university offering Bachelor and Master of Science degrees that are highly regarded in the worldwide maritime industry and beyond. For more than 100 years, MMA has prepared women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation’s finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. Located on Cape Cod, at the mouth of the scenic Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the ideal college to pursue the love for the ocean, concern for the environment, interest in math and science, and a thirst for adventure. Follow MMA on FB: @massmaritime, @MassMaritime.Advancement; IG: @massmaritime, @mmacademyalumni; Twitter: @MMAadmissions, @MMAcademyAlumni; YouTube: Massachusetts Maritime Academy.