COE Student Bulletin

Date Published: 
January 14, 2015

In This Issue:

  1. College of Engineering (COE) Undergraduate Scholarship Applications
  2. COE Maximizing Academic and Professional Success (MAPS) Transition Coaching
  3. News from the University Career Center (UCC)
  4. COE Senior Design Exposition
  5. Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) Scholarship Opportunities
  6. Job Opportunity

 

1.  COE Undergraduate Scholarship Applications

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

The Lee College of Engineering (COE) is accepting applications for a limited number of undergraduate scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year. This opportunity is for currently enrolled full-time undergraduate students who have completed at least one semester as a COE major and have an established GPA.  Students do not apply for any one specific scholarship. Once the application package is submitted eligibility is verified based on scholarship selection criteria.

How do I apply?  Complete and sign the scholarship application and submit the following:

  • A one to two page typed essay describing your career aspirations and interests and why you should be awarded a scholarship. The essay must be single spaced and in Calibri 11 or 12 point font.
  • A typed draft letter of thanks to the scholarship committee (using a standard letter business format).  This will be used to determine articulation of appreciation for a scholarship award and your ability to format and write a formal business letter. If you are chosen for a scholarship award you will be asked to revise the letter specific to the donor/award. 
  • An up-to-date resume.

Hand deliver the signed, completed package to Smith 228 by the date and time above. Electronic and late submissions are not accepted. Unsigned, hand-written, and/or incomplete applications will not be considered for award. Recipients will be notified via their UNC Charlotte email by mid-summer. For additional information visit scholarship application or contact Linda Rogaczewski at lrogacze@uncc.edu, (704)687-1990, or Smith 264.

 

2.  Maximizing Academic and Professional Success (MAPS) Transition Coaching

New to the College of Engineering? College of Engineering freshmen should earn at least a 3.0 GPA to be competitive for scholarships and job opportunities, yet only 40% did so in Fall 2014. Get off to a great start with a good GPA - get a MAPS coach (http://osds.uncc.edu/maps). Coaches are upperclassmen who will help you:

  • Improve your time management and study skills.
  • Build relationships with professors.
  • Work smarter, not harder by using campus resources.
  • Assess midterm grade performance.
  • Develop strategies to overcome common first-year student mistakes.

Registration is open now through January 26. Coaching sessions begin the week of January 26th and end the week of March 30th.

 

3.  News from the University Career (UCC)

The University Career Center (www.career.uncc.edu) has a wide variety of events, workshops, and resources to help you. See the UCC Spring Workshop calendar at http://career.uncc.edu/calendar; sign-in to your Hire-A-Niner account (http://career.uncc.edu/hire-a-niner) to view part-time and full-time jobs, internships, and co-ops; or visit them in Atkins 150.

Megan Corkery is the Career Advisor for the College of Engineering. To discuss internship and co-op search strategies, resumes, job search, graduate school, or interviewing call (704) 687-0795 to schedule an appointment or email her at megan.corkery@uncc.edu. Megan also holds 10-15 minute drop-in hours which are good for resume review or quick questions:  

  • Mondays                          Career Center, Atkins 150 (beside library), 1:00 – 3:00
  • Wednesdays                   EPIC Lobby from 3:00 – 4:30

UCC Mock Interview Day, January 30thFirst-come, first served - registration ends Wednesday, 1/28. Reserve up to two interview slots on Hire-A-Niner (http://career.uncc.edu/hire-a-niner). Although the event is open to all students, some companies prefer to interview for specific majors. Review their list of requested majors before registering. Professional dress is required. Arrive 10 minutes early. Be sure to note the day/time of your interviews and research the company prior to your interview. For more information visit http://career/uncc.edu/mid

Mark your calendar now!  Internship/Co-Op & Off-Campus Job Fair, February 6th in the SAC 11:00 – 2:00; Spring Career Expo, April 10, SAC 10:00 – 2:00        

 

4.  COE Senior Design Exposition

Join us for the Spring 2015 Senior Design Exposition on Thursday, April 30, from 11:00-2:30 in the SAC Halton Arena.  This highly anticipated event features 50+ completed Senior Design projects.  Come see what our seniors have been working on and what you can look forward to in the coming semesters!

 

5.    Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) Scholarship Opportunities

Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) is accepting applications for a variety of scholarships for full-time undergraduate students. Deadline for most of the scholarships is end of March.  Each scholarship has different selection criteria but some students may be eligible for all of them. Students who are leaders in SWE, PES, NSBE, PENC/NSPE, ASME, ASCE, IEEE, and other engineering organizations are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information see http://www.penc.org/scholarships.aspx.

 

6.   Job Opportunity:  University Transitions Opportunity Program (UTOP) Mentor

UTOP (http://mas.uncc.edu/utop) is soliciting applications for mentors during the second summer session 2015. Candidates must be sophomores with at least a 2.75 GPA. Mentors will live free of cost in the dorm with the mentees. Responsibilities include escorting mentees to classes and attending study hall with them. On the weekends UTOP has a variety of activities such as Carowinds, Lazy 5 Ranch, and small group activities. Mentors will participate in weekly training. An ideal UTOP mentor is someone who can take responsibility, has leadership skills, can work well with others, adjusts to changes, and is a positive influence on others. This opportunity is a well-paid addition to a mentor's resume. For more information contact Angela Sirvas at asirvas@uncc.edu.