Engineering Success Center

The Don and Susie Law Engineering Success Center provides undergraduate engineering students with resume reviews, job search and career advising, salary negotiation tactics, mock interviews, cooperative education partnerships, and the opportunity to engage with diversity organizations. 

Office hours and location

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.
Due to the pandemic, please review the current status of in-person contact below.

Outreach and Equity Coordinator Claudia Hernandez works with student ambassadors Camille Milo and Katy Rodriguez in the Engineering Success Center, January 2020

Fall Break office hours

The Engineering Success Center is available virtually to help students from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday, November 23 through Wednesday, November 25. We will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27.

Due to the significant increase in COVID cases in our state and county these last few weeks, our office in the Scott Bioengineering Building is currently not open for in-person contact. 

Virtual Office Hours

Office staff are available virtually during the week

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone:  (970) 491-6220

E-mail: EngineerSuccess@colostate.edu

Staff contacts

Academic advising, Engineering Residential Learning Community, or Ram Orientation

Shannon Wagner, Manager for Student Success Initiatives
Phone: (970) 491-0716; shannon.wagner@colostate.edu

Allis Werkmeister, Academic Support Coordinator, 
Engineering Science & Engineering Open Option Advisor

Phone: (970) 491-3778; allison.werkmeister@colostate.edu

Diversity Programs in Engineering and Outreach

Claudia Hernandez, Outreach and Equity Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-7088; Claudia.Hernandez@colostate.edu

Prospective students

Rachael Johnson, Manager of Strategic Recruitment
Phone: (970) 491-2235; rachael.johnson@colostate.edu

Jacqui Goldring, Manager of Undergraduate Recruitment Programs
Phone: (970) 491-0943; jacqui.goldring@colostate.edu

Career readiness and cooperative education

Aaron Benally, Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-4357; aaron.benally@colostate.edu

Scholarships and financial aid

Faith Nielsen, Scholarship Coordinator
(970) 491-7103; faith.nielsen@colostate.edu

Scott Scholar and First Generation students

Susan Benzel, Scott Scholars Program Coordinator
Phone: (970) 491-1058; susan.benzel@colostate.edu

Commencement

Carol Bernard, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (970) 491-3358; carol.bernard@colostate.edu

Engineering Career Readiness

Source News: College’s first virtual career fair a big success!

Nearly 700 students in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering talked with 64 employers virtually at the college’s semi-annual Career Fair October 1. For most students, this was the first time they’d ever had a virtual interview. Employers conducted 105 group interviews and more than 1,600 individual interviews with students for internships and jobs.

“We are grateful to the employers, students and our partners at the CSU Career Center who helped us make this first virtual Career Fair a positive experience,” said Anthony Marchese, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.

Find out what the students interviewed had to say about the Fall 2020 Engineering Career Fair.

Engineering Career Fair, Spring 2020

Handshake

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.

Handshake Logo
Login or download Handshake here
  • Sign into Handshake using CSU eID
  • Select Career Center Tab
  • Select Appointments
  • Select Schedule a New Appointment
  • Select category as Mock Interview Program or Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
  • Continue following steps to select open time slots
Students can also access Handshake on their mobile phones and receive alerts when job listings are posted. Login or download Handshake here.

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

August 2021

ENpower is a residential program that gives incoming first-year students from underrepresented groups 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

As part of our Diversity Programs in Engineering, 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.

ENpower Program logo

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.

Questions?

Please reach out to Outreach and Equity Coordinator Claudia Hernandez at Claudia.Hernandez@colostate.edu 
or 720-383-4825.

When is ENpower Bridge?

The workshop begins each year the Sunday prior to Ram Welcome for entering freshmen. Participants should plan to arrive on campus that day between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and move directly into their permanently assigned residence hall. At 4 p.m. on Sunday, participants and their parent(s) will meet for dinner to get acquainted with other students and prepare for the week.

Why attend ENpower?

The workshop is an investment in a student’s future, and helps students succeed in the classroom during their freshman year. Participants will meet and make friends with other students interested in engineering. Experience shows that support groups offer an important advantage in successfully obtaining a university degree.

What will participants learn?

Along with the sessions mentioned above, there will be further classroom sessions on how to succeed in math and chemistry. A day of team building at the CSU Mountain Campus in Poudre Canyon will kick off the week.

Is there any cost to attend?

There is no fee to participate in the four day program, and all materials for the workshops 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 freshman year. Space is limited and will be given to students willing to commit to the program.

Additional scholarship opportunities, including a $200 scholarship, are available for students who attend the four day bridge program, participate in the associated mentoring program throughout the academic year, and stay continuously enrolled in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.