Virgin Galactic Director Mandy Vaughn Speaks at CSULB SWE Event

Mandy Vaughn, Senior Director of Business Development and Mission Management at Virgin Galactic, told the girls at Friday’s Women Engineers @ the Beach event that it’s important to ask questions.

“Don’t be afraid to ask a question if you’re the only girl in the class,” said Vaughn, the keynote speaker. “If you’re the only girl in the class, they’re going to remember you whether you like it or not.” Continue reading “Virgin Galactic Director Mandy Vaughn Speaks at CSULB SWE Event”

How to Land and Keep an Internship

Landing an InternshipLanding an internship is competitive. And to drive that point home, Chuck Landon, Shur-Lok Director of Human Resources, on Wednesday had students play a game of  “Family Feud.” Dividing contestants into the Electrical Engineering Family and the Mechanical Engineering Family, Landon asked teams to guess the top ways to botch their internships.

Students’ guesses included “not being enough of a team player,” but according to Landon, the biggest way to jeopardize your internship is by not managing your time wisely. “Poor time management skills is a great way to screw things up,” he said. “Coming in late, leaving early, taking long breaks, and not finishing projects on time.” Continue reading “How to Land and Keep an Internship”

STEM Job Fair Draws Hundreds

Stem jobfair-5It’s job fair time again—that one day of the semester when dark business suits and shiny dress shoes replace shorts and flip flops. And while the quad in the College of Engineering is nearly deserted—the University Student Union is abuzz with hundreds of suit-clad students with stacks of resumes tucked under their arms.

Mechanical engineering senior Jesse Sanchez, who is graduating in December, plans to hand out a dozen resumes, including one to fast-growing medical device company Applied Medical. For each company he plans to meet with, he did some research. “You make time because it’s important,” he said. Continue reading “STEM Job Fair Draws Hundreds”

Aerospace Corp. Hosting Info Session

aerospace-corporation pictures The Aerospace Corporation will be holding an information session in the Career Development Center next week. The session will take place from 4-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in BH-250. To attend, RSVP to lisa.ng@aero.org.

Chris Dunbar, Associate Principal Director of the Aerospace Corp. will be the keynote speaker. He will be providing information about the company and internship and entry-level job opportunities. Dunbar, a 1981 graduate of the CSULB Electrical Engineering program, manages the Guidance and Control Subdivision in the Engineering and Technology Group. Continue reading “Aerospace Corp. Hosting Info Session”