Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Two More Companies: Mohawk Paper and Hercules

Over the past week, two more companies have been on campus to interview.  The two companies represent two major facets of the industry with Mohawk Paper representing the paper producers and Hercules representing the suppliers.  Both of these companies have been long term supporters of the department, and we appreciate their continued interest in our students and programs. 

Nancy Blair and Bob Scammell visited ESF from Mohawk Papers.  Mohawk Papers produces a wide range of premium printing and writing papers that are used by a large number of companies and organizations including the Syracuse Pulp and Paper Foundation.  The company is an active member of the Foundation and provides many donations to the college, particularly the pulp needed for the senior paper machine runs. 

Nancy and Bob also visited with the freshman orientation class to discuss interviewing skills, the topic of the day for this class.  They both had very good advice on interviewing effectively and making the best impression possible.  In the evening session, they told the students about the career possibilities with Mohawk Paper, their expectations of interns and permanent hires, and Mohawk's employment philosophy.

DSC_0458Nancy Blair and Bob Scammell telling students about Mohawk paper.

From Hercules, Mike Kaban visited to tell students about the opportunities available in terms of both internships and permanent positions.   Hercules has a well-developed internship program that offers students opportunities to interact with students from other universities, company management, and company new hires.  These opportunities involve both professional and social events during the course of the internship.

Hercules is a producer and marketer of specialty chemicals used in a number of different industries, including the paper industry.

DSC_0463Mike Kaban speaking with students.

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