Blacksburg, Va. -

The lines were long Monday outside Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech.

2013 marks the 34th year that Virginia Tech's held what's called the "Engineering Expo" on the second floor inside Squires. Billed as the second largest student-run career fair in America, the Engineering Expo began at 10 am Monday and the line snaked around Squires.

350 booths were available, but one of the organizers said they did not hit that mark. Matter of fact, the number of employers attending is down from last year.

This event is supposed to help engineering students connect with employers seeking to fill internships and full time jobs. VT freshman Betsy Wusk said she's learning how to present herself.

"I've learned that when talking to companies you have to sell yourself and so there's a fine line between bragging and you're worried about 'am I saying too much about myself or not enough," Wusk said.

While the number of employers attending is down this year, organizers said many employers have sent several staffers to hold more interviews.

The Engineering Expo runs Wednesday and Thursday.

This reporter asked a few students how it felt wearing suits and dresses so early in the morning? Most said it was overrated.