As you probably know from reading all our blogs and tweets, a lot of us are working hard to get internships or jobs right now. It’s exciting and obviously stressful, but there are a TON of resources (which, sometimes, can add to the stress, ironically, due to guilt for not taking enough advantage of them)
A few people have blogged about the Viterbi Career Expo and the Viterbi Industry Networking Event where we got to meet with tons of companies hiring all different kinds of engineers. After those, certain orgs like the Society of Women Engineers, hold additional events like their Evening With Industry!
The Associated Students of Biomedical Engineering also has a Corporate Dinner annually, where we bring in representatives from about a dozen companies looking to hire BMEs of all years and emphases for internships, co-ops, and full time jobs.
Tons of BME students came out, looking our snappiest!
We opened the night with an introduction from Chris Noll, the upperclassmen BME advisor (best advisor ever!).
The keynote speaker talked about really cool developments in cochlear implant technology, which essentially restores hearing to the deaf. That got everyone fired up about engineering, AND THEN THE NETWORKING BEGAN!
Basically it was a (civilized) free for all for us to have longer conversations with the company reps than any of the other events offered, and it was really beneficial.
I had a great time, and I think I developed some good contacts and impressed some employers. I’m going to go fill out some internship applications now!