Engineering Career Forum

Attendees at an Engineering Career Forum

This forum is an ideal way for alumni and employers to meet engineering students and provide important career information and professional advice.

The 18th annual Engineering Career Forum will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

As with previous forums, this activity is an ideal way for alumni and employers to meet students and provide important career information and professional advice. Professional attendees will have a light dinner with student leaders and faculty from the School of Engineering and Computer Science and informally network with students during the reception.

Event Agenda

  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.: Registration and Dinner: Registration and Dinner: Please join us for dinner with student leaders, administration, faculty, and staff.
  • 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.: Job-Search Strategy Sessions: All sessions will include time for panelists to discuss the topics listed below, as well as time for students to ask questions. Students will choose from the following sessions:

    • Starting the Search with Co-Ops/Internships
      If students are looking for the right co-op or internship to suit their needs, they will attend this session. Panelists speak on internships and co-ops, as well as share information about how best to prepare for internships or co-ops.
    • Poised for the Senior Year
      As engineering and computer science upperclassmen enter the final year of their undergraduate education, this session will focus on the choices and final planning students make for their career direction, professional employment, graduate school and senior design.
    • Advanced Job Search Processes
      Graduating seniors in this meeting will be looking for advice on finding a full-time job. Panelists will share information as well as answer student questions about advanced search techniques for a full-time professional position.
  • 8:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Networking Reception: Students will bring their résumés for this opportunity to network with you. This reception will provide you with the opportunity to talk further with students from your session and other sessions.

Employers are invited to include one representative on a panel, which will be filled on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of seven panelists for each of the three forums. While panel participation will be limited to one per employer, we invite you to bring additional company representatives for the dinner, attendance at the panel presentations, and the networking reception.