||The ACerS Strategic Planning for Emerging Opportunities (SPEO) committee would like to propose a new session geared towards materials science undergraduate students for MS&T 2019. The goal of the session is to provide undergraduate students knowledge about various industries/companies, graduate schools, and national laboratories.
1. Industry/Companies: Provide a brief background of the company and what they do. Outline the types of jobs that could be available at the company depending on education level. Added bonus would be typical starting salaries for each position. The goal of this is to help students gain perspective on career options and to help them determine if they are interested in going on to graduate school.
2. Universities: Provide students a brief background of the university, global/international travel opportunities, and research interests. Additionally, to provide a graduate school perspective. Average cost of graduate school would also be beneficial.
3. National Laboratories: Provide a brief background of the Lab and what they do. Outline the types of jobs that could be available at the Lab depending on education level. Added bonus would be typical starting salaries for each position.
Other areas that could be covered include summer internship/co-op opportunities, international scholarships, and travel.
This symposium is sponsored by the following ACerS groups: Strategic Planning for Emerging Opportunities (SPEO) committee, the Young Professionals Network, the President’s Council of Student Advisors, and the Manufacturing Division.