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
Global leaders come to Bain & Company to solve industry-defining challenges in: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, information technology, digital transformation and strategy, advanced analytics, transformations, sustainability, corporate finance, and mergers & acquisitions, across all industries and geographies. Our unique approach to change management helps structure, orchestrate, and enable sustained results.We measure our success by the success of our clients: more than 60% of the Global 500, private equity funds representing 75% of global equity capital, leading nonprofits, and innovative startups.
As a global semiconductor company, we design, manufacture, test and sell analog and embedded processing chips to nearly 100,000 customers. Our products enable electronics everywhere and in things you experience every day - from health care, smart homes and connected cars to drones, smart phones and more. Our passion to create a better and more sustainable world by making electronics more affordable through semiconductors drives us to make our technology smaller, more efficient, more reliable and more affordable.
Speaker Series helps students learn more about the industry from professors of practice who can provide insight into the industry from an academic perspective. This year, Dr. René Elms will be presenting. This event counts for "Industry Night" credit for ENGR 102/216.
What drives you drives us as we work to build a better world together. At Jacobs, every day is an opportunity to make the world better, more connected, more sustainable. We’re powered by more than 50,000 people across the globe who deliver innovative scientific, technical, professional and program management solutions for public and private clients around the world. We have a strong presence in markets such as advanced manufacturing, cities and places, national security, infrastructure, health and life sciences, space and energy and environmental solutions.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation's largest refining system. MPC's marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon brand retail outlets. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company that owns and operates gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.With a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 2.9 million barrels per calendar day in our 13-refinery system, MPC plays a significant role providing refined products that you use every day. Our refineries are integrated with each other via pipelines, terminals and barges to maximize operating efficiency. The transportation links that connect our refineries allow the movement of intermediate products between refineries to optimize operations, produce higher margin products and efficiently utilize our processing capacity. At Marathon Petroleum, we are sharpening our focus on meeting the world's energy needs while lowering the carbon intensity of our operations and the products we manufacture. Our approach to sustainability includes increasing the volume of renewable fuels we produce and market, seeking ways to expand use of renewable energy in our operations, and innovating and deploying emerging technologies that reduce environmental impact while enhancing business performance.
Department Information Saturday is back! Fall 2022 DI Saturday will be hosted in the Zachry Engineering Education Complex on October 15th. 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.