In early November the ERE Advisory Board hosted our annual Employer Information Day in Baker Labs. The event started with a panel of practicing engineers addressing our undergraduate students on the topics of career preparation, find your first internship and job, and life as a working engineer. The panel discussion was followed by an open session where undergraduates and graduate students learned more about networking, interview skills, and entry level job specifications while meeting with personnel from 12 engineering firms and agencies (Arcadis, BC&A, CHA, C&S, GHD, Kiewit, NYS DEC, O’Brien & Gere, Onondaga County Water Environment Protection, Plumley Engineering, Roux Associates, and USGS). The day finished with a meet-and-greet for students, employers, faculty, staff, and Advisory Board members. Our ERE Department is indebted to Advisory Board member Mehgan Platt for coordinating the meet-and-greet and panel discussion. The contributions of all Advisory Board members were needed to make this a successful event. We extend our gratitude to the David Padula Quintet for delivering a joyful musical backdrop!

Musical backdrop for meet-and-greet provided by David Padua Quintet.

ERE Advisory Board in the planning stages for the 2011 November Employer Day event.