January 2017 Monthly Update

   

 

JANUARY 2017 MONTHLY UPDATE

 


 

DEADLINES

Date

Event

Jan 20th (noon) Deadline to register for the EH Career Fair Preparation Event
Feb 8th Deadline to submit the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Application. The ASF Scholarship is a $10,000 National Fellowship for Juniors and Seniors in the STEM fields with demonstrated research accomplishments. They must be intending to go to Graduate School. The campus deadline is 8 AM on Monday, February 8. Informationals for candidates will be held in 103 Henderson Hall and may be registered for in the Event Registration System (ERS) through the linked dates. The following dates are when the informationals will be held: 4:00 PM Friday, January 20; and 4:00 PM Monday, January 23.
Feb 10th Fall 2017 Public Policy Internship Program (PPIP) deadline.  PPIP has begun recruitment efforts to identify undergraduate and graduate students within all disciplines** of the university to intern in *Washington, D.C. or Europe for the fall semester*. Participants in our Washington, D.C. program are placed in policy-related internships within their individual areas of interest, including federal agencies, lobbying groups, or think tanks. Interns with our European program are either placed with the U.S. Commercial Service in London, Paris, or
Madrid, or with a European think tank in Berlin. Consequently, PPIP interns obtain an important and rare education – an understanding of the policy process that will influence the field(s) in which they later work. Click here for more information. 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 Date

Event

 

Check out our EH Calendar for more details on the upcoming events and activities below!

Jan 17th

Resume Building & Working the Career Fair - How to develop an effective resume to secure a job, internship, co-op; and tips & techniques for maximizing your success in the SEC Career Fair. Register here.

Jan 23rd

EH Career Fair Preparation - This event features industry mentors who will conduct one-on-one resume clinics and mock interviews, a panel discussion (with lunch provided), and an "Honors-only Career Fair" where students interact with industry representatives. Students Sign Up here.

Jan 24th

Overview of Engineering Honors 

Jan 31st

Undergraduate Research - What, When & How? An overview about undergraduate research - how to get started and when the right time to begin. Included in the session is a panel of previous and current undergraduate researchers who will share their experience.  Register here.

Feb 11th

Aggieland Saturday

Feb 14th

Engineering Honors Townhall 

Feb 21st

EH Department Track Session

Feb 28th

Special Programs: Grand Challenge Scholars Program, Zachry Leadership Program, Mays Masters of Business programs, EnMed, Engineering International Programs (Study Abroad) 

 SRW Involvement

Join the 2016-2017 Student Research Week (SRW), the largest single-university student-run research symposium in the US, planning committee. The SRW Committee is a special committee within the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) at Texas A&M University. We are looking for zealous graduate and professional, and undergraduate (juniors and seniors only) students who wish to make a positive impact on students, faculty, and staff at Texas A&M University, and on the local community through their leadership and service. This is a high impact opportunity to gain event programming experience in an academic setting and to sharpen leadership, organizational, and public skills. Apply Here.

HAVE YOU SEEN YOUR DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR FOR ADVISING?

One of the requirements of the Engineering Honors program is to meet with your Department Coordinator at least 1 time per academic year (or once a semester if you are in BAEN, CSCE, ECEN, ISEN, or NUEN).

We keep track of this meeting through an assignment in the eCampus portal. Once you have completed your advising, log into eCampus and go to the content folder on the left side of the screen. The assignment is called "EH_Spring17_Adviser_Meeting". Use the text submission section to submit the date of the meeting, name of your advisor, and which department you are in.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Want to help make our EH events a success and be of service to the organization?  There are many ways to get involved.  Simply sign up for using this link. At the end of the semester, volunteers will be entered into a raffle.

 

 PAST EH MONTHLY UPDATES

Did you miss a monthly update? Find an archive of our monthly updates here.

 

LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES?

The EH Opportunities page lists deadlines for competitions, scholarships and upcoming opportunities. Stay up-to-date by visiting the webpage here

GET INVOLVED IN COLLEGE-WIDE ORGANIZATIONS

The College of Engineering offers many opportunities to students. Check out the latest postings from organizations or information on how to reach out to a particular organization here.

                                            

 Stand out at the SEC Career Fair! 

Get that job, co-op, or internship by going to our January 23 EH Career Fair event, where company representatives will coach you on how to "STAND OUT" from the rest with an effective resume and interview. Click on EH Career Fair Preparation for more detail.

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See what other students had to say about the career fair:

“The fact that I could sit down with a professional in a more relaxed setting than an interview so I could not be nervous and simple discuss my resume helped me immensely. His advice for some of the points was invaluable. And he left me feeling more confident about my career prospects.”

It was a fantastic warm up for the actual career fair the following two days. To be able to interact with business representatives on the spot takes some getting used to, and I am extremely thankful I had this opportunity to practice. Furthermore, I made some strong connections and learned more about some companies that I am interested in.”

 COMING SOON: EH LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITY

You have the opportunity to make a difference in our inaugural Engineering Honors Living Learning Program (called the Engineering Honors Community of Scholars or ECOS), through this survey HERE. Your inputs will help shape the program into a worthwhile experience for both continuing and incoming students. We request your response by Friday, January 27.

 

Continuing students participating in ECOS benefit from:

-community building through daily, informal interaction with their fellow scholars

-gain leadership experience

-exposure to service learning projects involving the design and deployment of residence-based enrichment activities and academic support systems (e.g., tutoring, mentoring)  

-Peer mentor opportunities. Click here for more information. Apply here by Sunday, January 29. 

Want to reside on-campus in ECOS?  You can apply  here.

 

 Maintaining Active Status 

As a student in Engineering Honors there are certain requirements for maintaining active status in the program. These requirements can include, but are not limited to, keeping an overall GPA of at least 3.5, meeting with your EH Department Coordinator, participating in EH program approved activities each regular semester, and submitting an annual EH report. Once you are in a major, certain department tracks have additional requirements.

All this information is available in the Program Overview page here.  

Note: Some ENGR 181 sessions do not count as EH approved activities.  Please check with your EH department coordinator.

 

 ENGINEERING HONORS NEWS

 Course Scheduling Social Raflle Recipient - Tyler Durden

Tyler Durden, one of the Fall 2016 Course Scheduling Social raffle prize winners is pictured above eating out at the University Club on the top floor of Rudder Tower. Dr. Scott Schaefer, from the Computer Science department, joined Tyler and two friends for lunch. Tyler stated, "It was very nice to be able to talk to a professor in a one-to-one setting. Dr. Schaefer, Juliang, Himank and I chatted about classes and research from the perspective of a student and a professor."

EH Volunteer Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our volunteer winners!
Winner of Fall 2016 Volunteer Raffle: Ravi Lad
Winner of Finals Study volunteer raffle: Zachary Powell 

EH STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Help us welcome our EH-ExecComm Leaders who will help lead EH to the next level.

Chair: Kevin Kmetz (BMEN)
Vice-Chair, External Com: Zach Hardy (NUEN)
Vice-Chair, Internal Com: Whitney Souery (ENGR)

EH Final Study Spectacular 

Final Study Spectacular

Engineering Honors along with Residence Life hosted the Finals Study Spectacular, consisting of offering 5 different study locations. A record number of volunteers helped make the event a huge success, attended by over 750 students. 


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