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.
Spring 2017 Career Fair
The Engineering Spring 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 February 23, 2017 from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Grand Ballroom. Students do NOT need to preregister for our event.
Companies: Please follow the accompanying link to register for our Spring Career Fair. For registration information and pricing, click here.
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: Friday, April 7
Registration will open on Friday, March 31 at 5:00PM for SENIORS. General registration will open on Monday, April 3 at 5:00PM. If you are NOT a senior and you register for a session before Monday at 5:00PM, please note that you will be removed from the session and you will have to re-register. Please remember to arrive 10 minutes prior to your registered session. 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 all sessions and tours are due at 11:59 p.m. on April 7, the only exception is LinkedIn profiles which are due by May 12.
"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 February 15, 2017
The Society of Women Engineers scholarship application for sophomores through Ph.D. candidates is now open. The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2016, SWE awarded approximately 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $750,000. Applications are open for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Application: Please visit SWE Scholarship website: http://regioni.swe.org/region-i-scholarship.html.
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.
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.