Employee services staff hits the road recruiting for Tri-State

As the calendar turned over to 2014, Tri-State’s employee services group was already geared up to begin their 2014 recruiting circuit, which stretched over approximately 910 miles, at 6 universities, in 4 states.

Tri-State engineer and School of Mines alumni, Ryan Hubbard, explains different internship opportunities to a student.

Tri-State engineer and School of Mines alumni, Ryan Hubbard, explains different internship opportunities to a student.

Beginning on January 28th, Gigi Eschenberg and Rachel Jaakkola of the employee services team visited the University of Colorado, followed by stops at Colorado State University (February 5), University of Nebraska (February 13) and University of Wyoming (February 18). Plac Herrera, also of employee services, headed south to New Mexico University on February 5.

Engineers Joey Caruso and Ryan Hubbard assisted with recruiting at their alma mater, Colorado School of Mines.

This year, Tri-State has planned for three new rotation employees, two electrical engineers and a computer science or IT graduate, as well as five summer interns. The five summer interns will all be electrical engineering majors working in the following areas: system protection, system planning, transmission maintenance, system operations and EMS/MDMS support.

Tri-State engineer and rotation program employee, Joey Caruso, talks about career opportunities at Tri-State to a student.

Tri-State engineer and rotation program employee, Joey Caruso, talks about career opportunities at Tri-State to a student.

During the recruiting trips Tri-State personnel staff a booth with information on Tri-State and materials that showcase employment opportunities, along with doling out small gift giveaways for the students who stop by the Tri-State table.

After the career fair, candidates for the association’s rotation program are selected based primarily on credentials and are then scheduled for on-campus interviews for either the next day or at a later date. Those who are selected for interviews, for both the rotation and internships, will undergo a panel style interview with a group of managers in their respective hiring group at Tri-State’s headquarters.

Jaakkola, who is also in the rotation program, said she is optimistic about this year’s candidates. “This year’s recruits showed great enthusiasm and drive and I look forward to seeing the selected candidates and the contributions that they will make to Tri-State,” she said.

Up next for the recruiting staff, as well as the selected candidates, are interviews at headquarters. The selected new employees are expected to begin work at Tri-State near the end of May or beginning of June.

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