Engineering Success Center
The Don and Susie Law Student Success Center offers undergraduate students with direct access to career services, state-of-the-art facilities, and employment opportunities.
The Engineering Success Center is devoted to providing undergraduate engineering students with resume reviews, job search advice, salary negotiation tactics, mock interviews, and other resources to help further engineering careers.
Fall 2017 Career Fair
The Engineering Fall 2017 Career Fair is open to all current CSU students and alumni. Recruiters from over 90 companies will be joining us at the Fort Collins Hilton on September 28, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Grand Ballroom. Students do NOT need to preregister for our event.
Companies: Registration will open in June. If you have any questions, please contact Terry Comerford: firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Advising and Mock Interviews
Career Advising Staff
Hannah is a fifth-year engineering student pursuing a dual-degree in biomedical and mechanical engineering with honors. Beginning her sophomore year, she has been a student of the College of Engineering Co-Op Program and since completed Co-Op rotations at Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing in Erlanger, KY; Zimmer-Biomet, Inc. in Warsaw, IN; and Stryker, Inc. in Kalamazoo, MI. Through these experiences, she has worked in quality, new product development, and manufacturing. Additionally, she has been involved in undergraduate research and has been President of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She is currently the Vice President of SWE and is a Presidential Ambassador for the Office of the President. Through these experiences, Hannah has gained extensive knowledge about the interview process and is happy to share her knowledge of interviewing and professional development with others!
Aaron Benally has been the coordinator of Diversity Programs in Engineering (formerly WMEP) at CSU for over 10 years. He also advises several student organizations: SHPE, NSBE, SASE, and AISES. He is a career adviser at both the Engineering Success Center and the Career Center. Aaron is a graduate of CSU, and received a degree in electrical engineering with a minor in math.
As Director of the Engineering Success Center, Terry supports the recruitment, retention, professional development, and placement of undergraduate engineering students. Terry graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech, and spent time co-oping in the textile and utility industries. After graduation, she worked in the oil and gas industry for 20 years in Amoco’s refining system. She was the lead recruiter for the Georgia Tech campus while working in many process engineering, financial, and managerial positions. She received her MBA from University of Houston. After moving to Colorado, she worked as consultant for a small engineering design firm, Ascent Engineering, before coming to CSU.
Stephanie is a senior in mechanical engineering. She participated in the Disney College Program in Orlando, FL, had an internship with Otter Products here in Fort Collins, CO and had a co-op with Cargill in Kansas City, MO. Stephanie is currently the CSU's chapter President of the Society of Women Engineers. She is excited to provide guidance to students based on her interview, work, and leadership experiences.
Spring 2017 Appointment Hours
Hannah - By appointment only:
Tuesday 9:00am - 11:00am
Thursday 9:00am - 11:00am
Aaron - By appointment only:
Thursday: 9:30am - 12:30am
Friday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Terry - by appointment only:
Monday: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Thursday: 10:30am - 11:30am
Friday: 10:00am - 11:00am
Monday: By appointment only: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday: Drop-in: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday: Drop-in: 1:00pm-5:00pm
Appointments must be made 24 hours an advance, and drop-ins can sign in on a rolling basis the day of. To schedule an appointment with any of our staff members please contact the Engineering Success Center by calling (970) 491-6220, or stop by Scott 102.
The Engineering Success Center staff work with employers to keep internship postings up to date on Handshake, bring in relevant companies to the Fall and Spring Career Fairs, and hold Employer Info Sessions for students to expand their engineering network.
PLI Career Readiness Program
The Professional Learning Institute (PLI) was launched in 2007 to provide students with real-world, soft skills to complement the technical curricula they receive at Colorado State.
As a graduation requirement, students will develop expertise in many areas that are highly valued by employers. Interactive workshops are led by key industry leaders and Colorado State faculty and staff in each of these focus areas: cultural adaptability, leadership, civic and public engagement, innovation, and ethics.
PLI Career Readiness Day
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your registered session/tour. We will open our wait-list roughly 30 minutes prior to the session occurring. Anyone who is not at the door by the time the speaker is introduced will not be able to receive credit for the session.
Evaluations for LinkedIn profiles are due by May 12. LinkedIn evaluation credit will NOT be posted until finals week. If you are a graduating senior (i.e. in May), please email email@example.com and request to have your PLI credit processed ASAP.
"Create" a Workshop
Are you a student organization or faculty member looking to sponsor or put on a PLI workshop? Or are you a student with a unique opportunity representing one of our five focus areas? Apply today by filling out one of the following forms, and dropping it off at the Engineering Success Center front desk (Scott 102).
Diversity Programs in Engineering
Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) is here to help students be successful in the College of Engineering.
DPE is dedicated to maintaining an inclusive and supportive environment for all of our engineering students. We are building a strong community that embraces the creative ideas that minority groups contribute to engineering research and projects. In doing so, we come closer to the goal of finding the best solutions for global challenges. Our office is located in the Scott Bioengineering Building in room 133 where we offer students access to a secluded computer lab, study rooms, a conference room, and more.
Apply through June 1, 2017
Atkins is proud to carry on the tradition of assisting minority students in completing their higher education programs through the Atkins Minority STEM Scholarship Program. Scholarships of $2,000 are awarded for the fall and spring semesters to qualified students. Upon meeting the program criteria, scholarship recipients are selected through a competitive process. A local selection committee composed of Atkins technical Leaders will choose the recipient.
- The program is available to female students or students of African-American, Asian Pacific Island, Native American, Native Alaskan, or Hispanic descent.
- Applicant must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) at an accredited four-year college or university.
- Applicant must have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of college coursework prior to submission of this application.
- Applicant must intend to enroll full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours) in BOTH Fall and Spring semesters for the upcoming school year.
- Applicant must maintain a 3.0 grade point average, or better.
- Atkins is unable to make awards to fully employed persons, practicing professionals, or others pursuing an education through extended day, night school, part-time, special week-end or other non-traditional degree programs.
Where to Send: Please choose the method most convenient to you:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Atkins, Attn: Minority Scholarship Coordinator, 2001 NW 107th Avenue, Miami, FL 33172
- Fax: 305.597.9446
Cooperative Education Program
Our cooperative education program is an academic program that allows students to work at least three semesters, two of which are fall or spring, in a position related to their major.
Co-op participants gain at least a year’s worth of experience with the same employer and earn a competitive salary while working. Co-oping allows participants to further explore their chosen engineering discipline, build a powerful resume, develop a network of professional contacts, and help support their academic expenses.
How to Apply
1. Fill out the co-op application and email the form to Terry Comerford: email@example.com.
2. Make an appointment with your academic advisor to confirm your eligibility and create a co-op academic plan.
3. Once you have a signed the co-op academic plan, make an appointment with Terry Comerford through the Engineering Success Center front desk: (970) 491-6220.
4. Bring your signed academic plan and a hard copy of your resume to your meeting with Terry to discuss your co-op opportunities.
The Co-op Experience
Meet Our Co-Op Students
Co-oping is a fast-paced and widely growing opportunity through which students are able to work in their field of study while further exploring their major, building a network of professional contacts, and earning a salary to help support their academic expenses. Check out what these CSU students have to say about their co-op experience!
Click on a student's name or photo to learn more about their co-op experience.
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