NYSSPE representatives visited engineering students at both the New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury Campus (NYIT) and the State University of New York at Farmingdale (SUNY).
The goal of the talks was to outline the steps to engineering licensure in the State of New York, including giving a comprehensive review of the computer-based Fundamentals of Engineering exam, as well as to provide the students with resume preparation and interviewing strategies for landing their first engineering jobs.
NYSSPE representatives Laura Pellizzi, PE, and Peter Krumdieck, PE, were on campus to lead the events and share their own career experiences with the students. NYSSPE executive director Anthony Fasano, PE, participated via webinar and gave a presentation entitled Building a Winning Resume and Acing Every Job Interview to the students.
There were approximately 30 students in attendance. The students were very engaged and asked great questions, including about the work experience required for obtaining the PE, what to ask during job interviews, and strategies for taking the FE exam.
This was another successful step in NYSSPE president Keith Lashway’s goal of reaching out to as many engineering college students during his 2013-2014 presidency as possible.
Over 20 Long Island students signed up for free NYSSPE student memberships, and the Long Island NYSSPE professional chapters have already reached out to the students to invite them to one of their meetings.
NYSSPE student members, be sure to visit our blog category for the latest information for engineering students.
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