School of Engineering New Student Guide



STUDENT CLUBS Joining a student club is a great way to learn about engineering, meet people from industry, travel and have fun! • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) • Computer Science Club • Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) • National Society of Black Engineers • Projects and Robotics Club • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

GAIN INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE Nearly 80% of our graduates have an internship or co-op industry experience. Our outstanding relationships with companies in the Twin Cities create abundant opportunities for you to gain real-world experience. There are also options for internships in other countries! These four information resources will help you find the best internship or co-op for you: • Your engineering adviser • Dr. Genevieve Gagnon, engineering co-op program coordinator (, or Dr. Camille George, internships abroad adviser ( • The Career Services job website, which lists internships and full-time job opportunities • Attending presentations to gain important insights when companies visit campus

Every fall, the tables are turned on a normal career fair. Upper-level engineering students prepare a poster board to present themselves to prospective employers. St. Thomas engineering students interested in full-time employment and internships represent themselves with a poster board and stand by as prospective employers, many of whom are engineering alumni, walk and talk with students about their particular interests and talents. Student resumes are posted online for employers to preview. See a video of Meet the Engineers: To learn more, talk to your adviser and contact Jacki Kubal, Find more information on engineering clubs at eet the Engineers Career Fair


aculty-Student Research More than half of engineering students conduct research with professors – and their work can be groundbreaking. Recently, three mechanical engineering students and their professor created a magnetic device that can capture energy from a beating heart to power a device such as a pacemaker.

Our work has the potential to impact the lives of those across the globe. -Austin Lorch ‘18, mechanical engineering


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