Oct 07, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GE 300 - Career and Professional Guidance

2 lecture hours 0 lab hours 1 credits
Course Description
This course is designed to provide career guidance to electrical engineering students who are completing their junior year. The course serves to prepare students for professional issues arising during the senior year and for entry into a professional career following graduation. Guest speakers from several major electrical engineering areas and disciplines help provide insight into industrial careers. The instructors also advise students on selecting their senior technical electives. Students learn about graduate school opportunities and the mechanics for applying to graduate school. Ethical issues and professional responsibilities are discussed. Part of the course is devoted to developing and discussing team concepts, and the advantages and pitfalls of team engineering efforts. Placement office personnel discuss how to prepare a good resume, placement office procedures, interviewing skills and use of the Internet to find employment opportunities. Students prepare a resume, do research on a company in which they are interested and submit their resume with an appropriate cover letter seeking employment. Finally, the process of professional engineering registration is presented. (prereq: EE junior standing or participation in Exchange program or EE 3001B )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Have a perspective of various areas of the electrical engineering field
  • Have a perspective of various functions within the engineering team
  • Be aware of various professional issues facing engineers and engineering technologists
  • Write a resume and a cover letter
  • Be aware of possible ethical issues and professional responsibilities in the workplace
  • Conduct research on a company

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Introduction (1 class)
  • Career areas in electrical engineering and electrical engineering technology - industry guest speakers (8 classes)
  • Professional issues: resume preparation, interviewing, teamwork, professional registration, and financial planning (7 classes)
  • Professional and ethical responsibilities (2 classes)
  • Graduate school (1 class)
  • Senior Design and Technical Elective information and voting (1 class)

Coordinator
Dr. Richard Kelnhofer



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