Engineering Success Center

The Don and Susie Law Engineering Success Center (ESC) is housed within the Dean’s Office in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. We provide support and resources to current and prospective engineering students.

In-Person office hours and location

Summer Hours

Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Engineering Success Center is located on the first floor of the Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building, suite 102, just inside the main entrance.

About us

Our office is responsible for undergraduate recruiting and outreach efforts, retention initiatives, academic advising for undeclared engineering students, diversity and access initiatives, career support services, scholarship, the Engineering Residential Learning Community, and the coordination of College of Engineering events.

Current undergraduate engineering students have access to career education services (e.g. resume reviews, job search, internships, career advising), and the opportunity to engage with various student organizations.

We’re hiring, apply today!

Help other students get what they need, and gain real-life experience working for the college.

Engineering Success Center

Staff contacts

Becki Atadero

Interim Associate Dean
of Academic Affairs

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Melissa Burt

Interim Associate Dean
of Student Affairs

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Jen Johnson

Engineering Success Center

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Susan Benzel

Scott Scholars Program Director

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Cody Dozier

Scott Scholars Events and Program Coordinator 

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Claudia Hernandez

Coordinator for Undergraduate DEI Programs and Success Initiatives

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Macarena Lange

Assessment and Enrichment Coordinator

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Fabiola Pascual Luna

Career Education Manager

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Estelle Davalos McCabe

Office Manager

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Courtney Olson

Career Education and Internships Coordinator

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Sara Pharazyn

Engineering Education Outreach Coordinator and SPUR  Liaison

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Robyn Goldy

Event Coordinator


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Bella Pulido

Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator

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Betty Sims

Academic Support Coordinator

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Emily Valerioti

Scott Scholars Program Coordinator

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Bert Vermeulen


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Laura Wynkoop

Scholarship Coordinator

Engineering Career Readiness


All appointments for Career Advising with Engineering Success Center staff must be scheduled
through the Handshake platform. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance.

Diversity Programs in Engineering

Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) is 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.

Join one of our Student Diversity Organizations

ENpower Bridge Program

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August 11 – 15, 2024

ENpower is a residential program that gives incoming students from historically excluded student populations an opportunity to get to know campus prior to the start of the academic year, while meeting faculty, staff, and other engineering students.

Transition to College Life with a Summer Bridge Program

ENpower offers students the tools and campus resources needed as they transition from high school to college. The program provides students the opportunity to gain skills that support good study habits needed in a challenging discipline like engineering.

Sessions will be held on:

  • career planning
  • time management
  • study skills
  • stress management

Current students will talk about life as an engineering student on the CSU campus, and can answer your questions about faculty or undergraduate research. Read a CSU Source article about the program here.

When is ENpower Bridge?
The program begins each year the Sunday prior to Ram Welcome for incoming students. Participants should plan to arrive on August 11th, 2024 to move into their residence halls. In the afternoon (exact schedule will be shared at a later time), participants and their caretakers will attend our ENpower welcome and begin the program.

Why attend ENpower?
ENpower Bridge is an investment in a student’s future, and helps students succeed in the classroom during their first-year year. Participants will meet and make connections with other students interested in engineering. Experience shows that support groups offer an important advantage in successfully obtaining a university degree.

Is there any cost to attend?
There is no fee to participate in the program, thanks to contributions from our industry sponsors Halliburton, Xcel Energy, and Terracon. All materials for the program are included. Participants will need to provide their own transportation to the CSU campus.

What is expected of students in the program?
Students are expected to fully participate in ENpower programming, and continue in the mentoring program during their first year. Space is limited and will be given to students willing to commit to the program.

Contact us

For further information, please reach out to the Coordinator for Undergraduate DEI Programs and Success Initiatives Claudia Hernandez at 
or 720-383-4825.

Apply Today

Complete the application to request a spot in this year's ENpower Bridge program.