Not only does the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) at NIU set up its students for success by combining hands-on training with classroom learning taught by experts in their fields, CEET also is the hub for connecting employers with innovative new engineers in northern Illinois.
That’s partly due to the fact that CEET is working to add degree programs in engineering fields that are the most in demand. It recently added two new bachelor’s programs in the rapidly emerging engineering fields of biomedical engineering and mechatronics. In addition, The Illinois Board of Higher Education recently accepted CEET’s application to offer three new Ph.D. programs in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and industrial systems engineering. These programs position students to gain the knowledge, experience and skills to compete in the rapidly expanding field of engineering.
“We strive to offer programs, hands-on experiences and resources to position our students as the brightest, most highly-skilled engineers in emerging engineering fields,” said CEET Dean Donald Peterson, Ph.D.
In addition to staying on the cutting edge of engineering education, CEET offers job fairs, a specialized engineering job posting board (niuceet.jobthread.com) and NIU’s own Huskies Get Hired university-wide system and career counseling resources to connect students and employers.
The 2019 Fall Job and Internship Fair hosted by CEET is expected to draw nearly 400 students on Oct. 17 where 60-70 local manufacturing companies will turn out to recruit for full-time and part-time jobs, co-ops and internships. The event, which is open to NIU engineering students only, will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holmes Student Center.
As students of NIU, CEET engineers also have access to the Huskies Get Hired job board. This is the university-wide system that allows students to search for open positions and companies to post positions, including internships. This is a great tool for alumni as well.
Ranked in the top 40 of undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. World and News Report, the CEET was established in 1985 and offers degree programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) in electrical engineering, engineering technology, industrial and systems engineering, and mechanical engineering. The college is housed in three facilities with a total 150,000 square feet featuring more than 40 state-of-the-art laboratories that are open to all students from freshmen year through graduate school.
For more information about the 2019 Job Fair and to register online, visit go.niu.edu/FallJobFair2019. Questions can be directed to Stephen Samuels at 815-753-9961 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about CEET and its degree programs, visit niu.edu/ceet.