On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, the New York State Society of Professional Engineers visited the University at Buffalo and gave a seminar on resumes, interviewing, and obtaining your engineering license. The presentation was given by NYSSPE President Keith Lashway, PE; NYSSPE Erie/Niagara Chapter President Ed Szpala; and NYSSPE Executive Director Anthony Fasano, PE. Approximately 30 students attended the event, which lasted a little over an hour and prompted many questions from the students.
Executive Director Anthony Fasano, who participated via webinar, started off the presentation by giving the engineering students proven strategies to help them land their first engineering jobs. Anthony went through a step-by-step process for preparing a winning resume and also walked through the entire interview process. Students asked several questions about the interview, covering everything from dress code to the proper follow-up procedure.
Keith Lashway and Ed Szpala then spoke about the requirements for obtaining a professional engineering license in the State of New York. Keith and Ed also shared career stories about engineering, emphasizing the fun times that they have had with colleagues all while making a positive impact on the world as engineers.
Anthony and Keith intend to continue to hold these seminars at schools throughout New York State and will also be giving the same seminar for RPI students at the NYSSPE Fall Conference in Troy on November 1st.
If you are an NYSSPE member interested in participating in a seminar at your local college or university, please contact us.
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