The Student Engineers' Council Engineering Development Committee works to help develop and inform freshmen engineers at Texas A&M University about opportunities both within the college and in industry upon graduation. This is done through Industry Nights, Speaker Series Seminars, and Department Information (DI) Saturday.
Industry Nights are opportunities for freshmen engineering students to learn about different sectors of the engineering industry from professionals from a wide variety of companies. Speaker Series Seminar is another opportunity that can foster academic interest in research and graduate studies from professors conducting high-level research at Texas A&M University.
DI Saturday is an event in both the Fall and Spring semesters which provides freshmen engineering students the opportunity to hear from professors and students in the different engineering majors at Texas A&M University. This event is designed to help freshmen engineering students learn more about engineering majors offered at Texas A&M before applying through the Entry-to-a-Major (ETAM) process.
All freshmen engineering students are required to attend one Industry Night or Speaker Series Seminar and DI Saturday each semester. The objective of these events is to guide freshmen engineers in the major selection process, as well as inform them about career opportunities.
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Students should check their emails for a registration form link
Industry Night/Speaker Series
Medpace is a leading clinical research organization (CRO) specializing in tailored solutions for pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. Founded in 1992, with headquarters in Cincinnati and global offices, Medpace offers end-to-end services from feasibility to post-approval. Its multidisciplinary teams excel in diverse therapeutic areas, ensuring rigorous compliance and patient safety. Leveraging expertise and technology, Medpace accelerates trial timelines, making it a trusted partner in advancing medical science and improving patient care.
Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate founded in 1938. It's a global leader in technology, producing consumer electronics like smartphones and TVs, as well as semiconductors and telecommunications equipment. Samsung's strength in memory chips is notable, and it's a key player in 5G technology. Overall, Samsung's influence extends across various sectors of the global economy, and its innovations continue to shape the way people live, work, and communicate.
Burns & McDonnell, established in 1898, is a leading global engineering, architecture, and construction firm. With headquarters in Kansas City, it spans diverse sectors like energy, healthcare, and aviation. Their multidisciplinary teams offer innovative solutions, emphasizing sustainability and cutting-edge technology. Known for their client-centric approach, Burns & McDonnell's legacy of over a century reflects excellence and a commitment to shaping the future of engineering and construction.
Exxon, a multinational energy corporation resulting from the Exxon and Mobil merger in 1999, is a major player in global oil, gas, and energy markets. Headquartered in Texas, it's recognized for its extensive involvement in exploration, production, refining, and distribution. The company prioritizes innovation and sustainability in its operations.
Texas Instruments (TI) is a pioneering technology company established in 1951, renowned for its leadership in semiconductors and electronics. Headquartered in Dallas, TI's innovations power consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial sectors. Their focus on analog and embedded processing drives advancements in wireless communication, energy efficiency, and automation. With a commitment to sustainability and education, TI continues to shape the electronics industry and foster technological progress.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the nation's civilian space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research. Established on July 29, 1958, NASA conducts space exploration missions, scientific research, technology development, and space-related activities. It has played a pivotal role in many historic achievements, including the Apollo moon landings, the Space Shuttle program, the Mars rover missions, and the Hubble Space Telescope. NASA collaborates with international partners and private companies to advance space exploration and contribute to our understanding of the universe, Earth, and beyond.
Department Information Saturday is back! Spring 2023 DI Saturday will be hosted in the Zachry Engineering Education Complex on March 4th. Representatives will give a brief overview of ETAM and answer any questions regarding the process. Following this presentation, everyone will be dismissed to their Department Information Sessions. Each Session will last approximately 45 minutes, allowing for 15 minutes breaks in between. Students are required to attend two sessions and are encouraged to check their emails for a registration form link.
Go to the SEC Registration Hub, select an Engineering Deveopment Event with available spots and fill out the registration form. We look forward to seeing you there!
Industry Night/Speaker Series
Industry Night/Speaker Series
Students should check their emails for a registration form link!
The following is a list of the most frequently asked questions about Industry Nights:
Industry Nights are two-hour seminars organized by the Student Engineers’ Council and hosted by several different companies. Industry Nights are designed to provide freshmen engineering students with more exposure to the opportunities available to them through internships or employment with these companies.
Speaker Series are two-hour seminars organized by the Student Engineers’ Council and hosted by professors at Texas A&M who are actively involved in research projects. Speaker Series seminars are designed to provide freshmen engineering students with more exposure to opportunities available to them through undergraduate research and graduate studies in different technical fields.
If you are a TAMU College Station student, attending an Industry Night or Speaker Series is also part of your course grade in ENGR 102/216. Students are required to submit a 250-word essay on the seminar that they attended, as described in the course syllabus.
If you are a TAMU Galveston student, you are not expected to attend Industry Nights or Speaker Series, and the events are completely optional.
Students attending other TAMU schools may have the option of watching the presentation online.
Industry Nights are held in Rudder Theatre, and Speaker Series are held in the ZACH Chevron Room. Both events are from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. You can find the exact dates above on the schedule. You MUST register for an Industry Night or Speaker Series to attend it.
Go to SEC Registration Hub and select an Industry Night or Speaker Series with available spots. Fill out the provided form using your TAMU email address.
Not to worry! If you can’t attend an Industry Night or Speaker Series, you can fill outthis formup to 24 hours before the Industry Night or Speaker Series that you cannot attend. If you complete the form accurately before this time, you should receive a confirmation email, and the Student Engineers’ Council will have a record of the cancellation. If you have a University Excused Absence, please email the excuse to firstname.lastname@example.org
You need the provided confirmation email, and your TAMU Student ID. We will be using your Student ID to verify your identity.
This usually happens if the registration wasn’t made with a TAMU email account. Cancel your registration, and re-register with your TAMU email account. You should then receive a confirmation email.
Please see the “Business Casual Guidelines" document in the Rules/Guidelines section.
Note that any students without business casual attire will NOT be allowed to enter an Industry Night or Speaker Series.
The event lasts from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm but students only need to register for two 45-minute sessions.
You should show up at the times within that range which you signed up for.
We want students to learn about the different majors the College of Engineering has to offer.
This is especially helpful when choosing a second or third choice major.
Please do not sign up for more than one session in each of the two groups. We ask that students who are interested in attending more than one presentation show up and sign a waitlist for the presentation.
If there is still room after all registered students have entered, we will allow students into the presentation.
Please bring your student ID for check-in. Dress code is casual.
All students in the freshman engineering program are required to attend.
If you are in your major already or cannot currently apply through the ETAM process, you will have an alternate assignment. If you will be attending DI Saturday from another campus, you are still required to register online.
Your reflection essay should contain 200-250 words addressing the following questions.