Recruiting Michigan Engineers
Attracting talented employees is the number one reason companies approach us for help. We produce engineers that live up to our “Leaders and Best” reputation, and therefore, competition for their attention can be quite fierce. The corporate relations staff is able to help you find new and more effective ways to reach the precise subset of students with whom you most want to connect.
The Engineering Career Resource Center
The Engineering Career Resource Center website is your online portal to our full-service campus career center, dedicated to matching employers with student job-seekers. Contact Kerri Boivin, Director, for more information on how to:
- Register for an online account;
- Post full-time, internship and co-op jobs;
- Reserve interviewing rooms;
- Offer workshops and information sessions to students; and
- Register for engineering career fairs.
Diversity & Outreach
Supporting Diversity & Outreach Programs
For decades, Michigan Engineering has worked to create a learning environment that promotes excellence, values diversity and assures equal opportunity. To continue building a robust, diverse pool of future engineers, Michigan Engineering is engaging external partners in:
- Sponsoring the Summer Engineering Academy
- Participating in the ScholarPOWER Program
- Supporting local junior high and high school partnerships
- Expanding K-12 pipeline development programs
For more information, contact the Center for Diversity & Outreach, or the Corporate Relations Office to schedule a meeting.
Multidisciplinary Design Program
Real-world problems, hands-on experience.
Corporate employers know that the best engineering recruits are those who have ample experience putting their studies into practice by working on team projects. Michigan Engineering offers students a series of courses in which they can do just that. Project-based courses are offered from freshmen year through graduate school, either within a single discipline/major or as part of the multidisciplinary design program.
Corporate sponsors supply many of the projects for these courses and are asked to assign an engineer/advisor to help guide students as they work. All projects are showcased at the end of Fall and Winter term at the Design Expo, where students present their work to faculty, peers, corporate representatives and the public for a final grade.
Corporate Scholarships Support Future Engineers
Providing scholarship support for undergraduate students is an excellent way for companies to connect with high-achieving future engineers. Each year, we award $750,000+ to exemplary students through the Corporate Engineering Scholarship Program.
We will work with your recruiters to define key selection criteria GPA, major, class standing, citizenship and activity in student societies or organizations. A committee of faculty and staff will then match scholars from a pool of applicants to companies. Resumes of the students are provided, and companies are encouraged to interact with their scholars throughout the year. The Dean of Engineering hosts the Scholarship/Fellowship Luncheon during Fall Semester to honor donors and scholars together.
For more information on establishing a scholarship in your company’s name, contact the Corporate Relations Office.
Fellowship Support for Graduate-level Talent
More and more companies seek talented Master- or PhD-level engineers to address the complexities of their markets. In order to continue to attract the best and brightest minds to study at Michigan Engineering, the College is committed to offering fellowship support to outstanding graduate students. We continuously seek corporate partners in this effort. For companies, this type of partnership offers benefits such as:
- Improved recruiting
- Providing a fellowship will allow your organization to develop a direct relationship with one or more graduate students. Interactions could include luncheons, internships, research collaborations or mentoring opportunities.
- Fellowships exemplify an organization’s commitment to education. Supporting deserving students creates a partnership that is recognized by the student supported, the College and the University.
- Increased exposure to faculty
- Fellowships provide an excellent opportunity to forge an ongoing relationship with the faculty that advise the students you support.
Types of Fellowship Support
- An endowed fellowship can be established with a gift of $750,000 or more. Funding commitments may be met over a five-year period. An endowed fellowship will exist in perpetuity. The fellowship can carry the name of your organization or another name (e.g., the name of a key employee). Recipients are funded by the endowment earnings.
- An expendable fellowship can be established with gifts of $10,000 or more. Recipients are funded by the gift itself.
Contact the Corporate Relations Office to discuss how offering fellowship support could benefit your organization and how to get started.
Student Teams, Organizations and Societies
A well-rounded campus experience starts with traditional coursework and labs, but often it’s the student’s extracurricular activities that set their education apart. Active membership on a project-based team or in a student organization or society helps engineers develop social and leadership skills and personal and professional connections that will help launch their careers. For this reason, companies often view student group members as some of the best engineering recruits available.
Corporate sponsorship of student teams, organizations and societies is always welcome, and, in turn, companies gain closer access to students through their meetings and events.
The Corporate Relations Office can help you determine which student groups are best for your company to interact with and can help connect you to the leaders of those groups.
Visit the College
- Attend an event
- Tour the campus
- Help with a student organization (Contact Jen Wegner:email@example.com, 734-647-7155)
- Share your knowledge through a video, webinar, regional lecture or event (Contact Sandra Hines:firstname.lastname@example.org, 734-647-5382)
- Make connections on LinkedIn
- Use the hashtag #UmichEngin on your favorite social feeds: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more
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