We know your primary reason for attending college: To get a great job! This is where Career Services in the Engineering Opportunities Center (EOC) can help. Starting day one, set up an account on our career services software, Job Grid, where you can apply for jobs, register for events, book appointments, and find tips and advice. Join us for workshops to guide you from resume building to salary negotiations and everything in between! Meet with Peer Career Advisors for resume critiques, cover letter help, and elevator speech practice. Schedule an appointment with career services staff for mock interviews and individual consultations on any questions as you go through your job search. Put this into practice through career services events including Job Fair, company workshops and information sessions, and more! The opportunities are endless. From start-ups to multi-national companies, you will be sure to find your place.
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If you're looking for a strong start, guidance, and support in your transition from high school to college, this is the program for you!
The ConocoPhillips Center for Engineering Enrichment and Diversity (CPCEED), supported by ConocoPhillips, aims to increase diversity and retention in the Whitacre College of Engineering. Located in the Engineering Opportunities Center (EOC), CPCEED offers support programs that promote inclusion, professional development, and special events for engineering and computer science students.
College-wide events are an important part of your experience. They're the perfect opportunity to come together and have fun, celebrate, network with your fellow engineering students, and learn!
Launch Your Future in Engineering and Convivencia de Beinvenida (Spanish Welcome) will help you prepare for your very first semester in TTU Engineering! During these events we'll refresh all the important things you learned over Red Raider Orientation, give you tips and advice on success for your semester, and give you one last chance to ask anything before classes begin!
Engineering Kick-Off and Engineers Week are fun events that come with lots of information, networking, celebration, and food! The Engineering Kick-off takes place the first or second Friday of the Fall semester and offers the opportunity to meet our engineering student organizations and learn about other campus resources you will need all in one place! This event is supported by some of the top Engineering companies, and you'll have the chance to chat with them and learn all about their company about three to four weeks before Job Fair! What an awesome opportunity! Engineers Week, or E-Week, is a week-long event that takes place the third full week of February each year. During E-Week we all come together and celebrate the engineering discipline, our students, alumni, and women in engineering! With information sessions, friendly competition between departments for Mr. and Ms. Engineers Week, and Engineers Week champions, you'll be sure to meet new friends and have a blast!
Job Fair is one of the highlights of the semester and an absolute must attend! Hundreds of companies attend, and it's a great chance to land the job or internship of your dreams. The EOC hosts regular workshops, critiques, and appointments for students to help prepare you for this important event.
When the time comes for you to cross the stage and get your diploma, we have special events to help celebrate your graduation! The Order of the Engineer, Honors Convocation, and Graduation Reception are all to celebrate your transition from college to the workforce. The Order of the Engineer is an association for graduate and professional engineers in the United States that emphasizes pride and responsibility in the engineering profession. Texas Tech students join the order by taking an oath to abide by a code of ethics called 'The Obligation of an Engineer.' Honors Convocation, hosted on the day before the undergraduate commencement exercises in the spring and fall semesters, recognizes students who have been academically successful (3.5+ pure GPA) in their time at Texas Tech. Following the university's commencement exercises at the United Supermarkets Arena, engineering graduates, families, and friends gather to celebrate the accomplishments of our students with a Graduation Reception.
HackWesTX is an annual student-run hackathon at Texas Tech University hosted by the Google Developer Student Club. A hackathon is an event where students can work collaboratively to build projects, with the goal of completing a prototype by the end of the hackathon. It is always free for anyone to join, and anyone can participate. There are no major requirements, or previous knowledge required.
This hackathon isn't just about writing code or programming hardware, it's about making a positive impact in our community. We want to empower the next generation of learners that will change our world and hackathons are a great opportunity to do just that!
Link to HackWesTX Website: https://hackwestx2020.devpost.com/
Connecting with the right resources and advice is important to your success as an engineering student! Our Student Resource Page is your one-stop-shop for academic, job search, mental health, and tutoring resources. Click here for more information.
The Whitacre College of Engineering (WCOE) is full of dedicated alumni and industry partners who support our students by creating scholarships and scholarship endowments. While we are very fortunate to be able to help students cover the cost of their education, it is a common misconception that our scholarships are a big pot of money available to all students based on one-size-fits-all criteria. The award pool actually consists of a range of individual scholarships that each come with specific requirements students must meet to qualify.
Current students must fill out the scholarship application for continuing students each year by February 1st. Please note that this is the hard deadline for applications, even if it falls on a weekend. The application opens annually in October. Scholarships are typically awarded based on the following criteria:
- Financial need as determined by FASFA.
- Individual scholarship requirements.
New first-year and transfer students can apply for scholarships via www.applytexas.org. While most of the funds in our award pool have requirements that benefit continuing students, the WCOE Dean's Office offers scholarships designated for new students. The awarding process is competitive and based on holistic review. Approximately 40-50 scholarships are awarded each year and range from $2,000 - $10,000. The amount recieved is based on test scores.
If you have specific questions about scholarship opportunities, please reach out to the WCOE scholarship committee at email@example.com. The committee receives all questions and correspondence via email for record keeping purposes. When contacting the committee, keep in mind the individual requirements for each scholarship opportunity. We recommend discussing your plans for current and/or future involvement as well as your efforts to earn a scholarship so that they can properly assess the funds you may qualify for. In the event that no funds are available at the time of your request, the committee may keep your information and review your qualifications when funds become available in the future. Note, financial need-based scholarships are in high demand and are quickly distributed. The committee would like to know more about you to help find other available opportunities for you.
We could not be bigger advocates for student organizations! If we could make joining at least one engineering student organization mandatory, we would. Student organizations provide hands-on experience, participate in national and international competitions, create a close-knit community of like-minded students, forge leadership and communication skills, connect you with your industry, and so much more! The college houses approximately 40 organizations that based on majors, specific interests, diversity, honors, and service. Click here to find more information and a directory of the organizations registered with the college.