Businesses looking for talented students at Wright State University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science will have a golden opportunity at an Industry Open House on Friday, Oct. 3.
The event, to be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Joshi Research Center, will feature student design projects, a peek at cybersecurity and big-data programs during a tour of the Appenzeller Visualization Lab and the chance to interact with faculty.
The event will also include the formal dedication of the college’s Brandeberry Career Development Center, which helps students find internships.
“We want industry to see how much of a resource the college is when it comes to supplying interns, getting help with research projects and building a pipeline for future talent,” said Sheryl Kent, interim director of the Brandeberry center.
During the open house, senior design projects will be displayed in the Joshi Atrium. Each department in the college will have a table and staff members available to discuss their programs and research.
“This is going to give employers face-to-face time with faculty,” said Kent.
The Brandeberry center prepares students for internships by helping them polish their resumes, sharpen their interviewing skills, master social media, create LinkedIn profiles and connect with businesses.
“Sometimes employers want a little more of a front door to a college, so this is giving them direct access,” said Kent.
The center is also launching a Corporate Partners program, which helps companies with searches for specific students, offers them temporary space on campus or gives them access to classrooms.
As part of the open house, employers will also learn about a new Wright State professional-development program tailored for engineers, computer scientists and managers and featuring courses ranging from project management to creating computer apps.
“Not only are we here to train future talent, but we can train your current talent,” said Kent. “We’re trying to let employers know that Wright State and the College of Engineering and Computer Science is all-encompassing.”
Businesses interested in attending the Industry Open House should RSVP at http://cecs.wright.edu/careers/employers/events by Sept. 30.