The Engineering Village is pleased to host the following events for first year engineering students:

ENGR[x] Seminars are designed to help engineering students develop skills that are most desired by employers.  ENGR[x] seminars and pop-up courses focus on career readiness and professional skills development with discussion topics that span leadership, communication, critical problem solving skills, teamwork and collaboration, interpersonal skills development and more.

All ENGR[x] seminars are from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. The spring 2018 lineup includes:

  • Thursday, March 1 | Commons 109 | Click here to register
    Networking through LinkedIn
    — Solid networking practices using LinkedIn. Maximize LinkedIn and other networking tools to reach the 80 percent of jobs not posted. 

  • Thursday, April 5 | Commons 109 | Click here to register
    Project Management
    — One of the top skills identified by employers as desirable. Practical advice for one of the top skills used by engineers. 

  • Thursday, April 26 | Commons 109 | Click here to register
    I'm getting the job. Now what? — What you should expect and what you should do now that you landed your internship/co-op/new job. Real life tips on how to excel at work and in life beyond school. 

Industry Tech Talks bring professional engineers from a wide range of industries to the Engineering Village @ The Commons. Tech Talks provide first year engineering students with opportunities to meet practicing engineers from various fields/business sectors and discuss their day-to-day activities to help students see examples of engineering applications in industry.  The program focuses on serving students who live in the Engineering Village, but all first year engineering students are welcome to attend.  

All Industry Tech Talk seminars are from 1:20 to 2:10 p.m. The fall 2017 lineup includes:

  • Friday, January 26 | Commons 109 | Click here to register
    Mr. James Mabe
    , Technical Fellow, Boeing
    Transportation and Infrastructure: Shape Memory Alloys for Aerospace Applications

  • Friday, February 2 | Commons 109 | Click here to register
    Mrs. Dalia Farhat
    , Senior Health Care Systems Engineer, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Healthcare: Industrial Engineering Tools in Healthcare

  • Friday, February 16 | Commons 109 | Click here to register
    Mr. Marc Marini, National Instruments
    Information Systems and Sensors: IP67 Rated Industrial Controller Development
  • Friday, February 23 | Commons 109 | Click here to register
    Mr. Brad Worsham, BIT Systems
    Information Systems and Sensors: Standard Processing Interface for Satellite Command and Control Data

  • Friday, March 23 | Commons 109 | Click here to register
    Mr. John Stevens, Baker Hughes a GE Company
    Materials and Manufacturing: Connect Broadly, Learn and Work Together

  • Friday, March 30 | Commons 109 | Click here to register
    Mr. Brad Boyer, P.E. President, Lonestar Prestress Manufacturing Inc.
    Materials and Manufacturing: Applying Engineering to the Development fo Raw Land Into a Manufacturing Facility