Get Ready to Meet Your Next Intern or New Hire at MCAA24!

February 26, 2024

Around 150 students from 28 MCAA student chapters are registered for MCAA24. They will soon be scoping out MCAA’s GreatFutures Job Board for companies they would like to meet with in Orlando to discuss internships and entry-level, full-time positions. Post your job today and be sure to stop by the ‘Hire Me’ Job Fair in the foyer outside the Manufacturer/Supplier Council Exhibit on Tuesday, March 19th to meet with potential candidates in person. 

Students seeking employment opportunities will be stationed at tables based on where they would like to find work, not necessarily where they’re located now. Tables will be separated geographically into West, Central and East. Stop by the table that best fits your company’s location and find your next great hire.

Connection Corner Schedule

Visit the Connection Corner in the Palazzo Ballroom Foyer during Convention breaks for informal networking opportunities.  

  • Monday, March 18  | 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
  • Tuesday, March 19 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM  

MCAA24 Student Chapters 

The following schools will be represented at MCAA24. Be sure to check out the “We’re Here Banner” in the Connection Corner for the most up to date listing of schools as they arrive on site.  

  • Auburn University
  • Ball State University 
  • Binghamton University
  • Bradley University
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • California State University, Chico
  • California State University, East Bay
  • California State University, Sacramento 
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University 
  • Ferris State University
  • Illinois State University 
  • Indiana State University 
  • Iowa State University 
  • Kansas State University 
  • Kent State University 
  • McMaster University 
  • Missouri State University 
  • Oregon State University 
  • Pittsburg State University 
  • Purdue University 
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 
  • University of Maryland, College Park 
  • University of Nebraska 
  • University of Southern California 
  • University of Washington 
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Virginia Tech 
  • Washington State University 

How to Post an Entry-Level Job or Internship 

  • Login with an MCAA username and password
  • Click on the job board within the Career Development page
  • Click Manage My Jobs and Add a Job to create your posting
  • Jobs remain active for 1 month to ensure postings stay fresh
  • When the job is set to expire, a reminder will be sent for you to either “mark as filled” or “duplicate” and repost for another month
  • Interested students can view postings and submit their contact information and resume
  • Your office will be notified via email when interested students submit their resume
  • From there, your office is encouraged to continue with your company’s application and interview process

Hired an Intern?  Submit an Internship Grant 

Already have an intern?  Don’t forget to submit your Intern Grants for 2024!  Part 1 applications are $1,000 for 1 intern or up to $2,000 for 2 or more interns.  Then once you hire an intern full-time, come back and submit Part 2 for a $500 gift card to present to your new hire. 

Part 1:

  • Submit an application for each intern (Interns must be listed on a Part 1 application to be eligible for Part 2)
  • Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
  • Companies with one intern are eligible for a $1,000 grant OR companies with two or more interns may receive a $2,000 grant

Part 1: Internship Grant Application

Part 2:

For companies successfully converting an intern from their Part 1 list to a full-time new hire, a $500 gift card will be mailed to the company to present to their new hire. New hire conversions are unlimited, but the name must be included on a Part 1 list from an MCAA member company.  Submit the form below to notify MCAA of a new hire conversion.
• Part 2 application may not be submitted until after the full-time start date.

Part 2: Internship Grant Application

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