Opportunities & Events

Fall 2019 
  • WiM (Women in Mfg) North Carolina is hosting a networking event on Thursday, September 19, 4-6 pm! Join us at Birdsong Brewing, where attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry peers and hear Linda Kirby, Executive Vice President at Boingo Graphics, tell her story about how cultivating strong teams, philanthropy, and yoga has helped her build a successful business in the printing industry.  Learn more.  (Small cost associated with attending). 

  • ENGAGE CO-OP Networking Night is set for Thursday, September 26th,  5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Lucas Room of the Cone Center (The night before the Picnic). While this is a diversity focused event, it is open to all students who are interested in learning about the co-op program. Interested Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors can reach out to the Career Center to rsvp and also learn more about the co-op program.  Employers interested in attending, please visit https://forms.gle/HxwbFtXo6rjbUpY1A.  For questions please contact Jim Novak, Career Center, 704-687-0795. There is no cost associated with this catered event and employer parking is covered. Employers will conduct "speed networking" conversations with rotating groups of COENGR students, who are Co-op interested and perhaps eligible. 

  • Mock Interview Day for our Professional Development course will be held on two dates: Friday, Oct. 25th and Friday, Nov. 1st. Time committment for employer participants is approx. 11 am to 3:30 pm, lunch is included. If you are interested in participating in one or both dates, please contact Linda Thurman or 704-687-5024. We currently need 24 participants for each day. This is an wonderful opportunity to interact with our juniors and seniors, from all our ENGR and ETCM programs. Many employers use this opportunity pre-screen for future employment! 

​ Spring 2019 
  • The Order of the Engineer for graduating Engineering Majors and Alumni was held Friday, May 10, 2019.  Congrats to all those who took the oath! 


  • Special thanks to the folks at Northrup Grumman Synoptics as they hosted our students during their "Get to know us" meeting on April 11th in EPIC. Students were able to learn about the exciting opportunities that exist in this organization.   

  • Employers.... thank you to those who participated in our ​Mock Interview Day for our juniors and seniors in the Professional Development course.  These awesome employers conducted over 300 mock interviews!!! 

  • ABB, Atlas Copco Compressors LLC, CTE, Carrier, Charlotte Water, Corning, Duke Energy, English Construction, Freightliner Custom Chassis-Daimler, GE Power, Global Quest, HDR Engineering, Ingersoll Rand, Livingston & Haven, Messer Construction, Nascent, NAVAIR, Oiles America, Parsons, Ramey Kemp & Associates, SEPI Engineering, Siemens, Software Toolbox, STV, Tower Engineering Professionals, and Verizon Wireless! 

  • Huge thanks to Sealed Air for hosting a Women Rising Event​ on Wed. March 27th. The Career Center co-sponsored this awesome event! The female engineering students who attended were able to hear from and meet with a variety of engineers and leaders including Mr. Ted Doheny, the President & CEO. 

  • Special thanks to Fontaine Modification for hosting over two dozen of our MEGR and MET students during their bi-annual Dinner & Learn this on March 19th.  Students were able to learn more about the types of projects and engineering that Fontaine has at their North Charlotte facility as well as hear about internships and full time opportunities! 

FALL 2018 

Congrats to all the seniors showcasing their senior design projects at the Fall Design Expo. Special congratulations to the teams whose projects won!  View the Sr. Design website for pictures. 

Fontaine Modification played host to over three dozen engineering and engineering technology students during their bi-annual  "Dinner & Learn". Fontaine engineers lead small groups of students throughout the facility to gain an up close and personal experience with the different engineering projects. Fontaine offers internships and full-time opportunities.

Over 100 folks were in attendance for our free educational and networking event on Wednesday Oct. 24, 2018 entitled "Creating & Developing More Diverse Engineering Leaders". Thank you to our gracious supporters and OUTSTANDING guest speakers: Sealed Air, Commscope, Corning, NAVAIR, Daimler Corp. and SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers).  View the EVENT PROGRAM with speaker bios here Check out a few pics from the event! 

The annual fall Women's Luncheon took place on Friday, Sept. 28th. Special thanks to our valued partners at Corning Optical Communications for providing support for this event. Students heard from and interacted with several female Engineering Leaders during this event. 


For more information about these events, contact Linda Thurman at 704-687-5024
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