Published: Jan. 14, 2019

People holding chat bubble signs saying "Come Chat With Engineers."Are you unclear about your career, unsure or undecided about your major? We invite you to attend the Engineers in the Library, February 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the upper floor of the Gemmill Engineering, Math & Physics library, in the Math Building.

This is an open-house style event where you can meet engineers from diverse backgrounds and careers. Chat with an engineer and learn what they love about their job and the challenges they face. We’ll even provide questions for you to ask to get you started.

There’s no pressure, no jobs are on offer and no networking is needed. This is an opportunity to talk to someone who has made engineering their profession and can tell you about the opportunities, challenges and rewards.

Here is what two students learned from the event:

"The engineers are way more talkative than expected and some of he stories of how they use the tech are amazing."

"All the professionals I talked to emphasized the importance of learning some programming while in college. Further, many explained to not worry too much about making sure your major is what you want to do for the rest of your life. So long as your interested in engineering generally, you'll be able to find your niche once your in industry."

Here is what professional engineers have said about this event:

"I think it was a good event and opportunity, I wish I had that when I was an undergrad. I like the informal setting and casual atmosphere of the event, it made it easier for students to participate as well."

"I would definitely recommend you keep doing this event! I thought it was really fun! The format was really good – just having several groupings of chairs with one professional at each grouping. I think this made us professionals seem very approachable."

We hope to see you there!